Saturday, July 31, 2010
Family Frisbee Lesson - Part 3
Yes, we continued to play Frisbee during our remaining days on vacation; yes, hours were soaked up frolicking with the disc each day; yes, we played more Frisbee when we returned home; and, yes, we will be playing Frisbee on any future vacations, even with future extended families!
And, oh, one more thing – while were playing non-stop Frisbee for hours, we noticed that other families were watching us. Some laughed at our foibles; some marveled at a few catches and throws; and a couple of folks asked where we bought the Frisbee. Did our activity inspire them to engage in family activities that would take them back to when their kids were little? Well, there is no way to know, just like the 65-year-old dad and 40-ish daughter never knew that they had inspired us.
So, yes, while doing nothing but relaxing on the beach, we learned a valuable lesson from some older folks – keep having fun with your kids, no matter how old they (and you!) get. The memories just keep getting better and better!
So, how about you? Have you ever "discovered" that an old activity with your children received new life when you did the same activity years later?
Paul W. Reeves