Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rocket ships and river picnics

Yesterday Owen and I accompanied Will’s pre-k class to the Coca Cola Space Science Center, where Will enjoyed flying in space shuttle simulators and learning about the solar system at the Omnisphere theater. (He’s still talking about “rocky midgets” and “gassy giants” today, and he and Owen have been designing rocket ships in the living room.)

After the field trip, just the three of us went down to the river for a quiet picnic. There was a light breeze, perfectly warm weather and nothing to do but follow the boys’ whims as they ran up and down grassy hills, pitched rocks in the river and pretended to fish with sticks. There’s not much better, I think, than a riverside picnic with no agenda attached.

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