- played in a sketchbook based on prompt from Pixie Campbell's Visual Quest ecourse
- read from a novel a few times
- painted bottom layers on two canvases--again based on Visual Quest
- played with play dough
- wrote stream of consciously in my journal after a 3 hour drive to teach about 5 hours of class. I was exhausted. I also answered the prompt I Want... and doodled a bit. Not sure if all of that would count as play, but I like being able to say I played 7 days in a row the first week. (Although I know I gave myself an out for tired, busy days in The Play Project guidelines.
We also went and saw the Smurfs 2 movie as a family. Incidentally, my younger sister used to be into the Smurfs when we were kids. I've been trying to collect some Smurf figurines from McDonald's Happy Meals to add to my sand play therapy collection of figures.
What I learned
- Spontaneous play was the most fun, in contrast to other play that tended to be right before bedtime when I was tired and usually involved reading a novel.
- Something I already knew--that if I were in any kind of a bad mood or feeling emotional, play helped me feel better.
- Something else I already knew--I don't do well only reading a novel for 15 minutes once a day. I tend to forget what I read. Might need to find some other sort of play activity for when I am very tired and save reading for when I have an hour or more.
- It is difficult to make an ampersand out of play dough.
Something random--I walked into the kitchen one evening and found my boy lying on the floor with my husband standing over him with a medicine dropper full of water. He was challenging himself to get the water into our son's open mouth without getting it on his face. My girl playfully joined in. Silly family.