Isn’t it so much fun to see your kids doing something you once enjoyed as a child? Yesterday the weather was just balmy for March. It hit 74 F and the kids were off from school. After a stint of baseball, and time on the swings they were getting a little bored and ready to come in. “No way” I said, “it’s too nice out”.
They didn’t know what to do so I told them how when I was a kid, we raked paths in the woods behind our house and played tag, sticking to the paths. They grew excited by the idea and soon we found our rakes and started raking. It was a challenge as the branches which fell in our freak October storm were still strewn over the ground. But the kids persisted and I raked alongside them in my light-colored khakis (ain’t that always the way it is) and they filled the day with fun, following in the foot steps of their mama.
Even Annika enjoyed the fun. She actually preferred to stick to the path so that she wouldn’t stumble over all those hidden branches and rocks.
Do your kids play the way you used to?