The topic is a bit misleading. I DO think that anyone can “pull off” a great horizontal striped shirt or outfit, regardless of size. In fact, I’m rocking a green and white horizontal striped polo at the moment. However, I’m actually referring to Zebra stripes….on actual Zebras. Or rather, on stuffed animal zebras.
I have a happy obsession with making and collecting all of the WWF critters that Build a Bear decides to come out with. I’ve built and collected quite a few of the wild cats and a giraffe thus far. It isn’t a NEED but it is a very fun little hobby that I allow myself. The newest critter is going to be the zebra and comes out on August 22nd. Yippie! I know it is silly, I know it is a “childish” bit of fun. But quite frankly who cares? It makes me smile to see a giraffe that I stuffed and “built” sitting on my desk with his little safari hat on. That’s reason enough for me!
Everyone needs a hobby or activity that makes them smile; no matter how bad the day has been. What sort of fun things do you allow yourself? What little simple, perhaps silly or perhaps childish, pleasures do you enjoy regardless of convention? What’s your fluffy Friday cool-down from a week of insane tough moments?
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
~George Bernard Shaw