We are an active family. I suppose that’s an understatement, as the kids are nearly always bouncing around, racing each other down the hall, throwing balls (yes, in the house — why not, if you’re kidproofed?) … sitting still only long enough to make up intricate games and stories with their matchbox cars. I’d forgotten just how active, though, until my friend R, over for a playdate this morning, looked over at me and said, “Are they always like this?” and I realized that yes, they are.
We do have fun, though. And we’ve never had more fun than this summer, living life to its fullest. Just yesterday, we visited the Splash Park in South Germantown. Oh, my, but we had a great time. Little Bear ran right up to the circular fountain, stomped on a minature geyser, and ran back. About a zillion times. (And yes, that is a technical term.) Widget ran in and out of the water features, chasing Stimey‘s Sam, and having all kinds of fun with kids he’d never met before. (He does that. A lot.) We had a snack, scraped our knees, got bandaged up, and generally had great fun with Stimey and Colleen. (Dude. Do ALL my friends have blogs? Oh, yes, they do.)
We had a great time, and we were talking about future plans to visit the Dairy MOOseum and mini golf there at the South Germantown soccerplex when Widget had an idea.
Mom, me want to go to the science museum. I’m done playing.
Well, um, okay.
That’s my kid. And I am so proud of him.
Of course, by that time we had well exceeded our time in the sun, and I had to get my fair-haired children inside before they burned to a crisp. We made do with lunch at Chick-Fil-A (another playground!) and an episode of Sid the Science Kid after dinner. But another day we will go back to the Dairy MOOseum, and mini golf, and the splash playground again.
Because childhood is short, and summer adventure time even shorter.
And I am LIVING this one — and making each day count.
Edited to add: Speaking of Sid and science kids, I’ve got a Sid the Science Kid DVD set to give away this week … leave a comment here or over on Review Planet and you’ll be entered to win!