Saturday, July 24, 2010
Family Frisbee Lesson - Part 2
So, I did the only thing that a responsible dad would do at a time like that .... I went out that night and bought a Frisbee! The next day, after we set our chairs, water, and fruit down, I suggested that we play with the Frisbee. Again, "no way" was the message that I received. But, I did not give up! I finally asked my daughter if she would toss the Frisbee with me for 5 minutes just to please me. Much to my surprise, she agreed to do so (I think that she realized that I would keep bugging her all day until she relented!).
My 2 boys remained in safe zones up higher on the beach. Well, much to my delight, and as I somewhat expected, my oldest son yelled to ask if he could join the fray. YES, it was working - 2 down and 1 to go! It was like both kids were suddenly much younger, not a care in the world, having fun with each other and with dad!
At some point, somebody asked the time. Much to the surprise of all of us, we discovered that FOUR HOURS had passed!! It seemed like minutes, but, with the capturing of their youth at our old vacation spot, several hours of Frisbee had transpired before anybody even thought of checking the time!
(Please come back next week for Part 3)
Paul W. Reeves