Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I did it! My daughter and I took our Dollar Store kites to the park and ran around (I use the term 'ran' loosely since I can't run and NEVER could run any faster than I could walk!!), throwing our colorful kites into the air. We weren't expert at the job but we did get our kites aloft. My daughter had never flown a kite and wasn't terribly interested in the whole thing. She's a rather sophisticated 23 year old and thinks such things childish. Boy, did she change her mind! She's now hooked and wants to get a 'real' kite.

The kites of my childhood were paper with flat balsa wood struts - balsa or something similar - with tails made of our old shirts. We didn't actually make the kites ourselves, but did have to supply the tails and assemble the struts. In St. Louis, there are only a few days really suitable to fly kites or drive convertibles. We've had several such days lately, altho' today was a bit cold. But, sunny and breezy is sufficient for a good kite fly.

While my daughter and I were flying our kites, my husband was taking my walk for me ;-).
The dog enjoyed that too. Nobody made fun of us attempting to get our kites aloft, although I feel sure that the Dads who were attempting to coach 6 year olds playing baseball could have done quite nicely without the distraction of two crazy women trying to fly their kites. Well, that's just too bad!

Remember my 100% GUARANTEE. Should you decide to stop walking and resume your old habits, I personally guarantee that you'll get back 100% of your former life - your pain, your lifestyle, your attitude.

1 comment:

Kathy G said...

Glad you got your kite flying in. I've been thinking of you as I'm stuck in my training class all day.

One of my readings yesterday talked about how I need to have fun...they take a trip, go to a concert, blow bubbles, or...FLY A KITE! I guess I'll have to do it someday!