Tuesday, April 10, 2007
In Praise of Cheap Kites
I took only a small period of observation to discover that it probably wasn't so much the kites - it was the kids. (Glad I didn't spent too much on those kites!) Kate, in particular, has a remarkable talent for kite demolition. She pulls it around by the string, indoors, outdoors and through-the-doors(ways). I'd need sound-effects to adequately describe the experience of watching this, but the picture tells all.
Kate is thoroughly delighted with her kite and convinced that it's better and flies higher than any of the other kites (she always explains this in the sweetest way too). Truth be told, she loves running around the yard with an odd collection of colorful plastic and broken sticks behind her.
Frank had similar success with his styrofoam airplane which has only very recently seen much better days. The first time out the door - *whack* - half of the tail broke off. Fortunately, it flew well even without half the tail. John managed some huge loops with it. Alas, it's high flying days are now over as it is wingless and tailless. Sigh. :)