Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Five: May Play Edition

Rev. Pat Raube writes at RevGalBlogPals:

It's May! And it smells so good outside. I can close my eyes and remember the golden hours after dinner as the days grew later and later, and we got to play outside until called home. It makes me want to go outside right now and play!

Of course, not all of us are in the northern hemisphere... plenty of RevGals and Pals are experiencing a season that is turning cold and blustery.

So to all of you, wherever you may be, how will you (or would you like to) play this month?

1. Tell about your favorite outdoor play
 I love to hike and walk.  I also like to ride my bike, but it's been a while.  My goal is to pick that up again now that the weather is warm.   I also love to watch my boys play!

  I really enjoy football - we go to all the local high school games.  We're hoping to get to a game this fall at my alma mater.

2. Tell about your favorite indoor play
 I love to read and cook.  I also enjoy playing Xbox with my boys.  Tickling and wrestling is also a favorite - at least until they get older.  We occasionally play cards or board games.

3. Tell about a game you (or your friends) created
 When I was a kid, in 4th - 5th grade, we lived on a street with a lot of kids and not a lot of traffic, and we played lots of games, some old-school games like tag and flashlight tag; others that we made up, though I can't remember them all.

We also had woods at the end of the street that were bumpy, and we invented mountain biking before it was mountain biking!  (and before there were helmets!)  

4. Tell about a game that is new to you
I haven't tried any new games lately - maybe I should take that as a challenge!
5. Tell how you would like to incorporate play into your workday
 I'm hoping to start taking short walks to break up my day.  The church is right across from the park, so it's easy to do.  

What about you - how do you play?


  1. Walking is good! I am trying to get that into my life more consistently, too.

  2. Read and cook...two of my favorites.