A Calvin & Hobbes™ Kind of Day

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.

So unlike previous posts, this one will be more “story-like” than evaluative. So here we go! Continue reading “A Calvin & Hobbes™ Kind of Day”

A Brief Hiatus

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!

A Day Indoors

93 dF. Hello Summer! No clouds to block the unrelenting rays of the golden globe which baths our planet with light and “other things” (ie., UV rays), so indoor activities today!

Analise bounced through the front door, Tigger-like, and for the most part, proceeded to coordinate our play time together. Continue reading “A Day Indoors”

Water, Water Everywhere

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?

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Overcoming Obstacles

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.

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