This is the time of year for clouds.
I’m not referring to dark and stormy ones, although there can always be some of those. The ones I’m talking about are the white fluffy, puffy clouds that float around against the deep blue sky.
I bet most of you have looked up at skies like this when you were a kid (I hope) or even as an adult – and chosen one of these clouds and imagined it to look like something – a floppy dog, a shimmering dinosaur with the sun shining through, a tricky monkey, or whatever your fancy conjured up.
It’s an age-old pastime – a fun activity -a chance to free our imagination, a pause in our mostly too busy days.
So I hope you don’t miss this chance with your children – to share the fun, the relaxed, lazy entertainment of looking at these fantastic cotton candy clouds and sharing what you see.
Your children will be enthralled – because when sharing our thoughts with each other, even our fanciful daydreams, we share our hearts too.
And actually, one of the very best things about this activity is – no one is ever wrong. Because a puffy white cloud – on a late summer day – can be anything we want it to be.