Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Ten Kite - Many Hours of Fun!
I'm always amazed at all the expensive things that parents and relatives buy for children. I've found that the simplest things like bubbles, balloons and kites bring hours and hours of pleasure.
So, when I'm heading back to San Miguel, one of the things I always try to remember to buy are kites. Ten kites this time from Walmart - 99 cents each - not a money breaker - just a treat for the kids who live in the two houses next to me. I'm not sure if ten are enough anymore since there are so many kids from teenagers to little ones, but they share.
So the kites were doled out on Friday or Saturday. At first, in a windless mid-afternoon attempt, they were running downhill on the cobblestones at breakneck speeds. I could hardly watch for fear they WOULD break their necks. No child fell, thankfully. I was whispering "cuidado" under my breath..........
Then they realized if they waited unti about 5PM when the winds pick up, just prior to the rain, whoa, they could REALLY REALLY get those kites up, FAST. They were all out there at different times. Big kids and little ones. The big ones helping the little ones. They were squealing in delight and had happy smiles. Those that didn't have a kite didn't whine or get mad, they just waited their turn.
Last evening even the parents were out there watching them. That was the fourth evening and the enjoyment has not subsided one bit. If I'm not out there visiting with the parents, I'm inside hearing their squealing and laughter. It warms my heart.
So, if you're in Mexico - well heck, even if you're not, buy a few kites, pass them out randomly and then stand back and watch the enjoyment.