Flying foxes and freedom


Close to my house is a cute park with a great flying fox swing. When the grandkids are visiting this is a wonderful opportunity to see the children have fun. Watch their faces! Utter joy and excitement.  It can be a team effort with lots of pushes, pulls, bouncing, running and repetition. I have also observed two children playing by themselves enjoying the freedom and fun. Independence!

There was a fit mum at the park with her two young boys on their scooters. She told me that she home schooled her sons and liked the freedom and more casual routines that she could give them at home. I was surprised to see her with all the gym equipment, dumb bells and bikes for her fitness regime. The great outdoors in the morning with children is a place of great expectations. Fresh air, exercise, the blend of gratitude and goodness that evolves as you watch them shine. Unexpected giggles, muscle power and ” do we have to leave?”

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February 3, 2016 at 11:55 am

Yes freedom to enjoy their play without direction from adults is a gratifying experience.

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February 3, 2016 at 11:58 am

Wow! what a way to keep fit. Everyone needs to feel free. Susan.

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