We were attending a music festival at Thomas Point in Brunswick, Maine (Saltwater Celtic Music Festival) this past weekend. There, camped out just in front of us, was a family of Dad, Mom and 3 small kids.
We were all enjoying the music. Great bands from near and far playing their traditional and contemporary Celtic vibes. But of course the kids are "action heros", ya know. They were just wanting to have some fun and fun was being pretty active, too.
Dad was laying down on the blanket. And the kids wanted to use Dad as a jungle gym of sorts. He would put his feet on their tummies, hold their arms and lift them skyward. What FUN! Then would turn them over very gently as they landed feet first over his head. Exceedingly more fun :)
The kids lined up in queue waiting their turn, giggling and expectantly waiting for their ride. After a few turns they moved on to other endeavors. It was a joy to watch and brought back memories of my own kidhood time being hoisted skyward.
(As an aside: you do not need a cell phone or internet connection to make this kind of fun.)
Allen Pollock, ( Owner of Gentle Breeze Farm, LLC located in Windham, Maine )
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