It was the perfect end of a beautiful sunny weekend. I didn’t have to suggest it. My kids told us they wanted to fly a kite. There was the ideal combination of sun and a light breeze and a new kite. They had spotted the new kite among the outdoor summer gear.
Their father was ready to finally rest indoors after a busy weekend but still he went out to find and show them the right place to fly their kite. He wanted to make sure they didn’t attempt to let it catch the breeze by our house as it could get caught in one of the power or phone lines. Off they went to a wide open space where the kite would have room to soar.
My twins Luce and Theo worked as a team and took turns flying the kite. The ‘pilot’ stood with their back to the wind while the other held the kite downwind further along the field. As soon as a draft of wind appeared the kite was let loose and immediately shot up in the air. Their father made sure the ‘pilot’ didn’t run but just pulled and steered the line to keep the kite floating as long as possible in the sky.
Luce and Theo then wanted to test out the fancier parafoil kite but there wasn’t enough wind. It will be saved for another sunny day when the breeze is strong and my kids will want to go kite flying just as their father and I sit down to relax.
I’m delighted to add that Wild About Here has been shortlisted in the Britmum’s Bibs awards for photography. You can find out about the shortlisters by clicking on the badge or vote here.