Simple pleasures

On Saturday, I took my son for a picnic in the park.  We didn’t get all complicated about it with a basket and a blanket.  We went to the local convenience store, bought hot dogs and chocolate milk and sat on the grass.  We looked for birds and squirrels.  We saw the ducks.  We didn’t get too deep into the reason why we were out there, we just enjoyed being outside.

Then I taught him how to roll down a hill.

I should probably mention that my son is three and I’m in my mid 30s.  It’s likely been fifteen years since the last time I rolled down a hill (at least ten).  We had so much fun!  There was lots of giggling and laughing.  There was an awful lot of “again daddy!”  We must have rolled down that hill in the middle of town twenty times.

Eventually we had to go home, but the next time we see a hill in the middle of a park, I know what we’ll be doing!  Creating memories and teaching that there is more fun to be had outside than inside.  Naw – we’ll just be having fun rolling down a hill!

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