I just read yesterday’s Baby Blues cartoon strip by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott. Hammie was in his backyard in the rain completely in his own little world. He played with his truck, then took off his wet clothes, jumped on his swing, and swang up to the sky. He was enraptured with the moment.
The last frame showed him coming into the house, his bewildered Mom holding his clothes, and asking “Why did you do that?” His response was classic… “It takes less time to just have fun than it does to get permission for it.”
I suppose it matters whether or not others will be inconvenienced or harmed in any way, but sometimes you just need to have fun FIRST!