Five Minute Friday: Connect–Energetic Toddlers!


On some days, when morning comes, you have no energy to connect. It feels so good to bury down deep and rest the weary head.

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But, I do not want to connect…not yet…five more minutes…please??

Writing in this moment to connect in quick challenges is my way to somehow roll out of the slumber I long to hold onto because, well, not getting up, shoot, feels so damn good!

How does one connect with the electrified energy from a roomful of exuberant children, no older than two and three years of age, with nothing on their minds except their expansive imagination and silly little games?

Energetic Child: “Look how high I can jump to the sun!”
Day Care Attendant: zzz… oh, uh, yea, i see…zzz…

We need to ‘get quenched’ in this magical world, to be connected with our imagination, where someone can be the handsome prince and another, a beautiful princess. Perhaps, together, we can connect with the needy of this world, and share the wealth of our kingdom, as only true royalty would.

Energetic toddlers, for me, quench my desires to connect with writing from the imagination. Stop.

What quenches your desire to connect?

Why not connect with the community of energetic 5-minute Friday contributors hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker – tales from a Gypsy Mama, and enjoy a quick jump-start into the weekend!

10 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Connect–Energetic Toddlers!

  1. Christina Lang (@langgangmama) says:

    Even though I am not a day care attendant, I feel like one. I have four toddlers at home, two 4 year olds and two 2 year olds. No matter what time I put them to bed they still get up so early. I have made it clear that mornings are not the time to connect. Sometimes I feel guilty for that, other times, I am even proud to be out of bed. Too bad we don’t always feel like connecting with the people around us at the same time, but when that does happen, it can be magical.


    • Sunshine says:

      Dear, oh dear, Christina! You have a full house and not to far from a day care, I would say! I never understood how the ‘getting up early’ with toddlers never failed and yet, when they become teenagers, a few never want to ever wake up during daylight!! Humm, interesting indeed! 🙂

      Thank you for visiting and sharing in on the conversation.
      ~Abundant blessings and peace be with you (especially since you have those 4 angels.:) )


    • Sunshine says:

      Haha, Rumpy, you may need a few around just to keep you young at heart…oh, but you already are, you sweet thing! 🙂 Thanks for jogging in on the conversation. 😉


  2. houseofewes says:

    I really enjoyed this post. Reminds me of when my girls were little ones 🙂 All that energy, even before my first cup of coffee! Sometimes I miss it… teenagers like to sleep late, lol.


    • Sunshine says:

      Funny, is it not, Houseofewes how we go from little kids all full of pep and in our later teen years we can barely crawl out of bed unless it is waaay past noon!
      Thanks for connecting and sharing in the conversation…:)


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