Last week we put up some hammocks for the children in the yard. M has a hammock grandma L gave her years ago. It is made with thin gauge cotton string, so it end up with wide holes where the weave has gotten pulled or stretched out of shape. So I took a canvas shower curtain and strung it up. Yay! Sturdy hammock was born. M practically lives in it. I also put up a pink canvas curtain for the smaller children to lounge in. It's been so fun.
On Friday the little girl next door came over and showed the girls how they could use the hammock to do leg spins. I've been trying to get the girls to do this for years! I did them all the time in 2nd grade so literally for the last 2 years I've been trying to get M to do them. I know that when I tried to do the tricks when I was in 4th grade, I couldn't do them anymore. My body was starting to grow so and I was out of practice.
I'm so glad M is having such a happy childhood. She meets new kids through our activities and gets to have so much fun. And she's learning to spell and math and play the piano and flute. Rock on M! Get as many skills as you can use. Above all the fun, learn to be grateful and give back. Be the Santa you wish to see in the world.