Thursday, July 2, 2009
Kites Are Fun: The True Story
As all my friends and family who read this know, all I do all day is hang out with my kids. I really enjoy doing this. But even I run out of things to do after weeks and weeks of twelve hour days. I have, however, found a perfect solution: Kites!
They are fun, I have a ton of windy beach to hang out on, and the kids calmly watch the kite float up in the air. It's the perfect activity for a summer or fall day in Seattle. As long as it isn't raining. (Which, in the summer and fall, is usually the case.)
We currently own a tiny kite, a trial kite. We bought it to try out the entire concept on the kids. We learned that the kids enjoy kites, and that Arkaedi is not too keen on waiting for her brother to get bored before flying her own. We also learned that children randomly let go of kites, and Papa has to sprint to catch them. Luckily, Papa is a sprinter more than a distance runner. (And to think the gym guys made fun of me for only running two miles! Ha! The 9 minute mile still counts, even at 8 a week!)
So, my new fun activity for the kids is flying kites. That is the kind of intense, fast paced life I lead. Hold on tight, friends. It's going to be a wild one.