On hearing that this week's Gallery theme was 'Fitness', I knew immediately which
This photo fulfills two things for me:
i) I am defnitely part of the 'gang' which believes that modern-day kids don't exercise enough. On returning home from school, my three children will nearly always opt for lounging on the sofa in front of the TV, or staring at the computer screen, whilst munching on a biscuit! I am conscious that after a hard day at school, they do need to relax and unwind, but I try to limit the time spent 'vegging' and encourage some other form of activity. Rarely does this involve any form of exercise, but on this occasion it did, hurrah!
ii) Being in constant competition with one another, any activity invariably ends badly - shouting, aggression and on occasion, physical violence! On this particuar sunny afternoon in September, DD2 took it upon herself to teach DS how to skip. Yes, he is 8 years old and to my horror, I discovered that he could not skip - what are schools teaching our children these days?! The two of them spent 20 minutes together, one learning from the other, in harmony - a virtual miracle and well-worthy of a snap!
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