In this month’s blog circle, I’m sharing one fall evening at the park.
In October we get 3 days off, broken up over two weekends. In our family, we don’t travel. We hope for good weather at home and then we just relax. It’s been six weeks since school started and we are starting to wear down from the grind of everyday, of alarms and lunch making and picking up kids and this year stopping at two different schools. We are tired. So we sleep in and maybe go to a movie. We drop off library books and actually have time to walk around that one path that leads to the other park.
Eight year olds (and eleven year olds) are still plenty interested in the park. But they might climb on top of the equipment instead of in it.
It was chilly and the goal was the monkey bars, so gloves were shared. And also discarded because, well, you can’t really be successful at the monkey bars with gloves on.
Eight year olds and eleven year olds still swing, and do swing on age appropriate swings, but not before precariously putting themselves into the baby swings.
Eleven year old at the park. Outside, in nature, exploring, in her element.
I am thankful everyday for these two, for their togetherness. They have each other, built-in playmates. Built-in friends.
Travel around the blog circle to see the lovely images of Liz Degroff, Berks County family photographer!