So a simple day turned into a three-ring circus. It’s almost as if Calvin of “Calvin & Hobbes™” fame used his wonderful box, the “Duplicator,” to clone himself multiple times and set the results here.
The dynamics of play change when you go from one to three young people who have established their personal likes and dislikes of play. The need to step in and “be an adult” becomes a bit tiresome…for both the kids and the “adult” yet there are large portions where play is cooperative (and/or competitive) and the unfolding results are interesting to watch.
It is said that “a picture is worth a 1,000 words” and there are times that I agree with this statement and times when I believe the written word can add so much more when giving a story to a picture. Continue reading “A Picture is Worth…”
It’s been a month…illness, birthdays, anniversaries, vacations and yes, some Adventures with Pa. It’s actually nice to just live in the moment without worry about journaling though not writing and capturing each moment is bittersweet.
So this is a quick post just to say “We’re back!” and posts will begin anew this week. So you can say a quick “Hi At Us” and we’ll chat soon!
It’s hot. With temperatures in the 90s and high humidity, it’s hot. Did I say that already? It bears repeating…it’s hot. So what to do when the desire is to leave the comfortable confines of air conditioning and spend some time outdoors without sweat pouring off our bodies like Niagara Falls?
A lot of people have seen the obstacle courses that challenge participants with various activities (see example playground above). So keeping this in mind and last years’ attempt at the all American Noodle Warrior course, I surveyed the internet on various course components and realized a course could be built which permitted the gkids to configure the course any way they wanted. And not only that but it could be added to over time to change the course components.
Instead of editing a previously published post, I am just going to drop a quick update here. I have touted the benefits of the some of the annual memberships (NC Zoo and Kaleideum in particular) but a recent visit to a museum surprised me.
Let me just say I appear to be inept at keeping our adventures to just one per outing. Having admitted that, here’s a brief write-up of a couple of places you may want to try if you are ever in Statesville, NC. Continue reading “Fun in Statesville”
The gkids are learning how to ride bicycles. At first, they treated the bikes timidly but after several attempts and practices, they are almost too fearless (as far as Pa is concerned). Riding up and down the driveway, then escorted down the street they proved they had the stamina to try out riding on a greenway.