My partner, Stephenie, recently posted on Facebook about some of the adventures her family had been on. One of those adventures had been flying a kite. It brought back so many memories for me from my childhood and inspired this weeks blog post.
When I was a child, my mom was great about taking us to do fun things. Not only did we get to go to the arcade often and spend all her quarters from the "change jar", we went on bike rides to get ice cream, to the lake and built moats around our sandcastles and often flew kites. My kids are still pretty young, but that doesn't mean the hands-on, fun activities can't start now.
We took the kids out on a Sunday afternoon- a picnic blanket and dinner in hand. Little did we know, Arizona isn't very windy...I mean we did know, we just didn't think about it. See, I am from Kansas and its windy every.single.day. So...our adventure didn't last long. It did however produce a few photographic memories.
So think about your adventures as a kid and be inspired to re-create them for your kids. Make mud pies, create chalk art, run through the sprinkler, do what makes you happy, and I guarantee your kids will follow along.