Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Physical Education, our way

Fall is here-- officially-- and we are loving every second of it!  The humidity is low, the air temp is heavenly... were it not for the mosquitoes, outdoor life would be perfect.  So what better way to make the most of it than to spend an afternoon or two outside.  After all, every little boy needs the occasional break from his studies.  So why not take that break and turn it into something constructive?  One of the beauties of home schooling... we can call it P.E., so that's exactly what we do.

Fortunately we live on an extremely quiet street.  There's very little automobile traffic during the early part of the afternoon, and what's even better (for the boys)--our street slopes gently downhill, just enough to provide my skateboard-riding dudes with a good ride.  And how they love it!  Back and forth, back and forth, until someone comes up with a new idea: tandem riding... just the sort of thing a mom needs to make sure her ticker is still working properly~

And then it was back up to the top of the hill for a new kind of race: Big Man on his trike; Bub and Noh-man on their boards... head first.  
Needless to say, that venture didn't work out so well for the older two.  So they decided to try again, this time sitting up.  It didn't take long for them to leave Big Man in the dust~
but no worries, he gladly brought up the rear, crooked helmet and all~
Then they trudged back up the street for another go-round...  
And such was our afternoon.


SKELLER said...

awwww, I love the camaraderie between them all :-)

jeremy said...

Looks like it's about time for a board for Big Man! We'll see what we can do. We may have to make a few sacrifices, but those on-edge panic-ey moments along with near heart attacks for mom could be well worth it. :-)
(Love you Heather. hehe)