These kids. Suddenly they are climbers. They like to climb. They are shimmying up poles and trees. They are city kids, yes, but they seem to have overcome that particular handicap to become competent little monkeys.
And little athletes as well. Kicking balls and bump-set-spiking. It’s a beautiful thing.
I must admit that I’ve felt a little incompetent this summer. Like I’m not doing my job to make my kids’ summer awesome by taking them to museums and beaches and parks and campgrounds. But they are just fine. I don’t need to be the gatekeeper and facilitator of their childhood. They’re doing fine.