During my past few years of adulthood, I feel like I partially lost the ability to play. Every time I watched kids play, my mind drew a blank when it came to getting involved in their games.
The only thing that I was capable of doing was to smile and say “That’s nice” a lot. Does that make me fun? I sure do hope so!
Recently, I just took a break from reading parenting books to read Tina Fey’s book “Bossypants“.
Among other things, she writes about how she used to be an actor working for an improvisation theater. She walks the reader through the rules of improvisation in the chapter called “Tina Fey’s Rules of Improvisation That Will Change Your Life and Reduce Belly Fat*”. Sounds promising, right?
And while I was reading this chapter I thought – wait a minute. These would work great with kids! If anyone loves improvising, it’s definitely children.
So here are the four rules that I’ll try to work on from now on: