July 25, 2012
The weather this week has been gorgeous.
After 2 weeks of rain and humidity, and having the kids come home from school and spend the afternoon indoors (watching TV, playing xBox and iPad, or colouring in), we have insisted on them getting out each afternoon to the park with their bikes and scooters. With helmets on, they file down the driveway with their preferred mode of transport in their hands and make their way to the footpath at the head of the reserve.
And then they take off!
For a good 40 minutes, they ride or scoot. Often, James will come home because he’s too tired, but even a little bit of exercise for him is better than none at all. And when they all arrive back home, flushed with the excitement of the wind in their faces and exhilarated at the speed with which they travelled, they have a nice hot chocolate waiting for them.
Isn’t it the simple things in life that are often the best?