Thursday, January 22, 2015

10 minute pit stop

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

- Shel Silverstein, from Where The Sidewalk Ends

My Mum has always said that you only have to go outside with a child and kick a ball for 10 minutes to make them feel that you have participated. It doesn't have to be a big event with a full blown picnic planned far in advance. Stop by a park for 10 minutes, kick off your shoes, run around like a wild thing in the sun and... you're done. Keep it movin'!

This 10 minute pit stop completely changed our day, offering a break from the normal routine of homework and piano and tennis and errands... reminding us why we choose to live where we do.

Some favorite fields of joy (open green spaces) for 10 minute pit stops:

This post compiled to Skinny Lover - Birdy ------- Photos by Little Bird

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