Can you finish the quote? Do you know who said it? I don’t normally recommend sitting indoors to watch a movie, but these 4 Play Movies for Grown-Ups will make you want to race your kids to the swings.
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
-Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
This movie reminds me that it’s okay to get crazy and buck the routine every once in a while. Jump out of the norm and take some friends with you on your adventure!
“It’s a glow-in-the-dark compass ring. So you don’t get lost.”
The gifts of childhood are many. We don’t have to let the feeling disappear just because the candles on our birthday cake say so. Playing brings it all back, no matter your age.
“Because it’s magic. Magic has to be believed. It’s the only way it’s real.”
“I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses. All of us. Didn’t your father ever tell you that? Didn’t he?”
-A Little Princess (1995)
The pace of this movie is slow and poetic. Sara Crewe reminds me that no one can ever take away my imagination – and even though I’m a tomboy – I’ll always be a princess!
“Children cannot do all the things they are supposed to do, if they have to worry about spoiling their precious clothes!”
-The Sound of Music (1965)
The ultimate play outdoors movie! Children need to sing and dance and play and get their clothes dirty.
So watch these movies and then get yourself outside acting like a kid again!