Having Fun & Acting Crazy
What does fun mean to you? What kinds of things do you do when you're with family, friends, or around strangers? Do you take risks, do anything out of the ordinary, step out of your comfort zone?
When I was younger, my mom and her partner used to take great joy in embarrassing us in a variety of ways.
One way they loved to do that was by wearing crazy wigs and jumping up and down to greet us at the airport.
My mom has since passed away. But this year, the tables were turned when the family got together in Myrtle Beach to celebrate the holidays, the first time we've all been together since before COVID, so we were all looking forward to it.
My sister and I arrived in town before my stepmom so we decided to wear wigs, make some big signs, and meet her there.
The results were hilarious! We arrived in the baggage area and put the wigs on our heads, then the heart-shaped matching glasses. Fortunately, not many people were there at 8:00pm so we were only the recipients of a few odd stares. We couldn't stop laughing. Even Jose got in the act, and looked quite dapper in the green wig.
When Russelle's plane landed, we went to the escalators and waited for her to come down, signs in hand. There was laughter from folks who arrived before her, hand pointing, chuckling and shaking heads, high-fives, you name it. We were giggling and having the best of times.
She got the greatest kick out of what we did. She was a little embarrassed (not enough, darn it!) but overall loved how we let loose and got crazy.
I don't often do things like that, but when I do it's tons of fun. It felt like I was a different person in that wig and those glasses. No one knew me, I wouldn't see them again. It was just good innocent fun.
I hope in the daily grind of our lives, and the fast-paced world we live in, you take time to have some crazy, innocent fun.
Carpe Diem, friends!