When you let your kids decide on a day’s activities, sometimes you end up with some odd combinations.
Recently, my son and daughter wanted to do two things: feed some ducks and play kick ball.
Ok, not the two most common activities to do during one trip, but we piled into the car and headed to an area that had a small pond, and large open field.
We started with the ducks. The pond is only a couple of miles from our house, and it’s the home to about six ducks. We took some old bread (not sure how it happens, but we always seem to have an abundant supply of old bread, but always seem short on fresh bread. Fresh bread = only slight mold, right?)
The ducks were happy and well fed by the time we left. Then we made our way over to the field.
If you’ve never played a three-person kickball game, I can tell you it’s about as easy as a two-person baseball game. It’s a little difficult to get anyone out.
But the kids had fun. We all laughed and played. Had fun kicking the ball. And fun running the bases.
It was good to be together on a sunny day, even if it was a little cool. Sure it was an odd combination of activities, but it was time we spent together. Making memories that we’ll all enjoy.
And in the end, the activities that we do aren’t nearly as important as the fact that we’re doing them together.