28 July 2012
Yes, Fellow Preppers, having fun is a skill you must master if you are going to survive the end of the world.
Fun is important. Fun is necessary. Fun will save your life!
There are a few different kinds of fun:
- Little kid fun
- Mommy and Daddy fun
- Family fun
- Neighborhood fun
Now we all know that #2 is not going to be mentioned on this blog post or the podcast. So lets look at the others.
Little kid fun is fun that you had as a little kid. Hide and Go Seek, throwing rotten tomatoes at each other, Red Light Green Light are just a few of them. And being hit with rotten tomato isn’t meant for the tiny kids, but teenagers will have a blast! I found a good source for cheap toys: http://www.flagsandkites.com
Family fun is the fun a family can have together. Everything from a quick game of pickup basketball, frisbee, or Monopoly. One summer we kids just played a massive game of Monopoly. And like the Federal Reserve, we printed up money as we needed and put the largest numbers on the bills. Imagine being hit with a 1 million dollar tax for landing on Park Place!
The Neighborhood fun is pretty much what it sounds like. Softball games, soccer matches, dances and socials, and anything else that puts a person in the middle of a fun activity that everyone in the block is invited to join in.
None of these activities require electricity. None of them mandate drinking alcohol in order to have a good time. You won’t need booze, you’re going to be having the time of your life.
Why play, because it’s good for you.
- Play connects us to others
- Play fosters creativity, flexibility, and learning
- Play is an antidote to loneliness, isolation, anxiety, and depression
- Play teaches us perseverance
- Play makes us happy
So go out there and learn this skill. Connect with your family and have fun!
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