Monday, May 21, 2007

Free Ride

My gift from John this year for Mother's Day was a ride on a carousel at a food court. Hey, I'll take what I can get! It turned out to be one of the most fun gifts ever with laughter non-stop and bonding with my son - ala CITY SLICKERS style. (I'll post later about my Mother's Day gift from Anne and Jed when I get to share an experience they've offered me.) We had a plan: I wanted the black, magnificent stallion and John wanted to be on the one next to it. We were first in line and he went one way and I went the other way so we were sure to get our horses. Once the carousel started up, we waved to our waiting party: Mom/Grandma, husband/father, sister/aunt. Without fail every time we went around. We laughed continuously. And when the first ride stopped, and the other riders were getting off, the ride operator came up to us and said she had so much fun watching us that we were going to be given a second FREE ride! And, yes, we could continue being silly! (FREE and SILLY...what permission granted to escape from adulthood for just a few more minutes!) During our second ride, John and I got a bit more daring...riding backwards, sideways, sprawling, flinging. A security guard may or may not have noticed our antics. But, remember here that the ride operator gave us permission to do whatever we wanted on our second ride! Such freedom; such creativity! When we got off the carousel after our second ride, my gut hurt from laughing so hard! It was just what was needed in my life at just the right time. Isn't laughter truly the best medicine?

1 comment:

simplicity said...

Laughter absolutely is the best medicine.

So glad that you got to enjoy some time with your son. He's a keeper isn't he?

I loved Anne's tribute to him on Friday as well, you should be so proud!