Sunday, April 3, 2011

lets have a good time everyone says

You know, I really like flying kites, I really am a kid inside, I mean flying a kite is for kids right? Well not this weekend. The "grown ups" were all about flying kites while the kids were bored and decided to play on the playground nearby. I have to admit I was totally loving it. My mum (yep I meant to spell it that way) had bought kites several years ago and nobody had flown them before, weird I know. It was time to break open the packages and put them together, it was a perfect kite flying day.
My Hair is Funny :)
moments before the fateful flight
We had a Toy Story box kite, an elephant kite, and a butterfly kite. The box kite was the first up in the air. There is quite a funny story involving Ko and the box kite, here goes. "It was a dark and windy afternoon on a Saturday, when a huge gust of wind came and ripped the kite string right out of Ko's hand. Unlike the famous kite metaphor this kite kept on flying and Ko took off running. Sprinting across the field he never reached the kite until it landed in the front yard of a house across the street. When he finally 'caught up' to the kite, the wind was picking it up off the ground again. He thought he would run it across the road and up into the air, but the tree in the front yard had another idea. It was almost a Charlie Brown moment, but Ko got it out of the tree and back up to the sky. All lived happily ever after. The End."
I think the other kites had their problems too, the elephant kite was put together wrong at first and and after it was fixed it favored falling out of the sky on its left ear. The butterfly kite didn't make it past six feet off the ground no matter how much or how strong the wind was. Oh yeah, and the super high tech string reels were dangerous to our fingers when ever the wind took them out of our control. I have two beat up thumbs and three scraped fingers to prove it. OUCH!!! 

I think thats the joy of flying kites, working out the problems, untangling the string, and getting the kites up in the air. Then you hand them over to the kids, but in our case the kids had given up waiting. So we just kept playing, super uber fun! Near the end lots of people from the neighborhood came out to fly kites with their kids, same rules applied with them. The grown ups got the kites in the air and the kids played on the playground. It was good to know we weren't the only people that happened to. With everyone out it truly felt like the closing of Mary Poppins so we decided to call it a day and headed home. 

When you send it flyin' up there
All at once you're lighter than air
You can dance on the breeze
Over houses and trees
With your fist holding tight
To the string of your kite

Thanks to everyone who played with me that day. We really made use of such an odd weather day! Lucky me, my mum left them at my house to use, so very very lucky!
To see us in action check out my vlog, its pretty much a musical montage, which sometimes thats all life needs to liven it up. 

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Love this! I need to be more of a kid and less immature. Sounds like you are doing a good job of that!`