What can a child do for play when he or she lives far into the countryside?
Learn how to ride a tricycle.
Make friends with the grandparents- and the dog. "Come here, Poochy, Poochy. Let's go inside."
Make friends with all living chickens.
"They will never take your head, I swear, not as long as you keep this string on your leg."
Make friends with aunts who own hula hoops.
"Is that doll walking?"
Make friends with your own dolls. "Shh, don't tell the others, but you are my favorite."
Finally, when all else fails.
Significance of Entertainment: When I was a child, I certainly used my imagination seemingly more so than the children of today. I can't remember a time when I had to be entertained. I entertained myself. I've never liked the phrase "I'm bored" and didn't let my children get away with saying they were bored. If they couldn't find something to do (I would tell them) I would find something FOR them to do. Even today, I don't get bored. I think it's because I can always find something to challenge or entertain my brain.
We are, after all, in charge of our own contentment.
How about you? What did you entertain yourself with as child?