Mixing ducks and kickball

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 recently spent some time feeding ducks and playing kickball. Now, if we can just teach the ducks how to play kickball, we should have some much more competitive games . . .

We recently spent some time feeding ducks and playing kickball. Now, if we can just teach the ducks how to play kickball, we should have some much more competitive games . . .

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.

  3 comments for “Mixing ducks and kickball

  1. jcw0623
    January 31, 2014 at 9:57 am

    That last sentence is the money maker. What matters is time spent. I’m thrilled for memories with my first child, which will be here in about 5 months. Kudos on making memories for and with your kids!

  2. jcw0623
    January 31, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Woops, didn’t realize this was your post! You already know I have a little one on the way! haha. Sorry about that, friend.

    • January 31, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      No worries. I just appreciate you reading my blog!

      Again, thanks for reading. And I hope that maybe my blog can benefit you in some small way, maybe you can learn from some of my mistakes. But I’ve got to tell you that you’re already miles ahead of where I was when I first became a father. I don’t think most people put enough thought into what it takes to be a parent. I know I didn’t. I admire you for looking ahead at what you plan to do as a father. I wish I had done more of that.

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