19 November 2010

Just Swinging

I learned quite a bit the other day in a visit to the park that took less than an hour. In addition to learning about photography, I relearned the value of doing Nothing.



I'd planned to show him the creek I found. It's got fish and frogs and I was sure he'd love it. Not so much. He wanted to swing. So we did that, on an oldschool swing with a board, rather than the flexible ones you usually find. He thought it was pretty cool. Pretty soon, he's discovering things. Like, he makes wind when he swings, and the wind can push the leaves out of the way. Like, when he swings the stick at the leaves, it makes a cool noise.



Raven did Nothing for a while too. Monkey suggested that he'd like a stick to play with. Raven appeared to enjoy it, and tried to grab some stuff on the ground, though he's not quite that coordinated yet.

I believe Miss Mason calls the art of getting out of the way of our children's learning "Masterly Inactivity," but really, I think Nothing pretty much sums it up.

2 comments:

Nancy said...

Awwww. Cute kids! This reminds me that their business at a young age is to play. Thanks for this sweet post!

Ritsumei said...

They are wonderful boys! And, I agree, they need plenty of play! I'm so glad you enjoyed the post.

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