As we get older, it becomes harder to remember what it was like being young. To keep stress at bay, it's important for adults to always have a little kid in them.

As we get older, it becomes harder to remember what it was like being young.

To keep stress at bay, it's important for adults to always have a little kid in them. Here are a few ideas for how to retain that child-like wonder:

Blow and chase bubbles outside with your kids. Nothing is more simple or fun than watching bubbles float through the air. Make a fort in the living room by draping blankets over chairs. A secret place away from the world can be very comforting. Take a flashlight for extra fun. Swing at a playground. Catch lightning bugs. Play tag. Play hide-and-seek. Try playing in the dark. Your kids will love it. Eat a Dilly Bar from Dairy Queen. Spin around in circles until you get dizzy and then lie down and watch the ceiling spin. Watch a classic Disney movie such as Aladdin or Beauty and the Beast. Skip. It's surprising how free and happy a person can feel by skipping down the street. Just remember, sometimes our silly side needs to come out and play. Follow this list and your inner child will always be satisfied.
Brandi Daniels is an intern with Columbus Parent Magazine. She attends Otterbein College.