Children don't have the worries and responsibilities of an adult, and for many of us, once we become adults we forget what it is like to be carefree and fun-loving. So I encourage you to get down on your knees with your kids, or your nephew, or your neighbour's daughter and try to see the world through his/her eyes. It's different, but wonderful, and I find the more time you take to see the world through a child's eyes the more relaxed and happy you will be. Really, the dishes, the laundry, believe me they will be there when you get back. Go jump in the leaves!