Need a dose of energy, hang around kids? Apparently it doesn’t matter how old they are. I know they can be draining but for some it has the opposite effect.
Most people like watching young children play, to watch their creativity in motion, to smile and laugh at the silly things they say and do.
I’m an observer and I noticed that something can be said for teenagers as well. My mother-in-law has always liked having her grand kids over even though she’s too old to do anything for them. She just likes seeing them and listening to them talk. To think of it, my grandpa was the same way. Even though we grandchildren didn’t know how to carry on a conversation with a 90 yr old man, it didn’t matter to him. He’d wrap his arm around the nearest grandchild, give him a gentle squeeze and a big smile would come over his face. That’s all he needed. Oh, and he didn’t let go either. He got his energy and joy from proximity.
It doesn’t even have to be your own family to give you an every boost either. My mother-in-law, along with other senior citizens, likes having children around. It’s as if seeing them gives them a boost of energy. The only thing I can surmise is that the children’s smiles, laughter and energy are contagious. It gives the observer life. Think about it. When someone smiles at you don’t you smile back even if it’s only on the inside?
Let’s pass the good feeling around and smile.