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9/27/08

Taking A Cue From My Kids

(I'm still here!!)

My kids can't sit still. I know most kids are like that, but my daughter, in particular, is absolutely driven to movement. She wiggles and jiggles and squirms, and is fanatical about climbing. The monkey bars at school are her second home.

My son runs. As soon as we open the door to take his sister to school, he bolts to the sidewalk. I have to constantly call him back. He's getting very good at stopping once he's about thirty feet ahead and turning around to check on us.

I was doing laundry the other day and he wanted to help. Not wanting to overload his little arms, I gave him one towel and instructed him to take it upstairs and put it in the linen closet. Thud thud thud up the stairs he ran (giggling madly), and then back down again, arms out for more. OK! Here's a pair of socks - for your sock drawer. Thud thud thud...

Yup, they're lean, as are 98% of the kids in my daughter's school. The buzzer goes, and they all come out, loaded down by backpacks almost as big as they are. They dump these off at their adults' feet, then rush off to the playground, for some after school, calorie burning, fun. The not-so-lean adults stand and watch.

Hmmm.

1 comment:

MamaSaver said...

Yep, I believe we could definitely take a cue from the kids. My son LOVES sports and is begging me to play with him all the time. Sometimes I'll just kick a soccer ball to him (while I'm sitting in the recliner), and he says, "No Mom, you have to stand UP for this sport!" :) Seriously... if only I had the energy of a 3 year old.

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