There’s a scene in the series Downton Abbey where the characters are playing charades. One of the guests at the house, an uptight, proud, angry gentleman turns to the elder matriarch of the family and asks, “Do you enjoy these games in which the player must appear ridiculous?” The woman turns to him and matter of factly states, “…Life is a game, where the player must appear ridiculous.”
I think about this quote often, especially when my children are in a silly mood, running around the house or out in public, honestly enjoying the very fact that they are children. And there isn’t a day that goes by that at least one person in our family isn’t appearing ridiculous. So it made me smile when Big E marched into the kitchen this evening while I was making dinner. Not only had he found his monkey costume again, but he had located some old snow pants as well. I’m not sure how he wasn’t completely burning up in his outfit, but he thought he looked pretty cool.