Sunday, October 9, 2011

Simple Moments

Today, we took the boys to the park in the morning. We went to Blue Slide Park, which is our favorite place to go. When we go to the park, it never ceases to amaze me at how much fun our kids have. It is one of the wonderful things about having young children: simple things and simple pleasures. Like I said yesterday, little boys, little problems, simple pleasures.

There is nothing more beautiful than watching my son run, just for the sake of running. He wants me to chase him or to be chased by him; there is no real rules or order to the game, just a daddy and his boy running together in the park. Watching him running and laughing with delight...

A little while later, we sat in the dirt and drew words in the sand with sticks. That was lots of fun. Best part? We played "plants," which meant using those same sticks to dig little holes, put in a "seed" (usually a small leaf or rock), and cover the hole. "Don't forget to water the plants!" (he said after each time.) A couple other kids wandered over and played with us and it was pretty cool.

Little Bear is not so much into the chasing games and the digging games. He enjoys running as much as his brother, but he's still in the independent playing stage. He loves the swings, although he will go from one swing to the next to the next. It's cute, even if you'd rather be walking around and enjoying the park. He is a little afraid of the public toilets in the park, though, which can be a tad frustrating. The Wife tried to get him to pee behind some bushes, but he wound up peeing on his pants. Right process, wrong results. Sigh.

The boys can be so much fun, and they seem to enjoy wonderful, fun, simple things. Today was a good day for that.


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