Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Selective Endurance

These kids can run, jump, swim, and frolic for HOURS at the beach in blazing sun. So why is it that when I take them on a hike, this is what I get after the first half mile?Bear is dramatically collapsed on the grass. (Until I mused thoughtfully that I sure hoped she wouldn't get a tick. Then she jumped up with alacrity). Bug and their friend C. are clustered, panting with imagined dehydration in the shade, while asking, "Are we done? Can we go back now?"

Miraculously, they were able to soldier through 18-holes of mini-golf after hiking, despite their sheer and utter exhaustion. The little troopers.


#1quiltinggrandma said...

Are these the same two girls that jump up and down in the pool for approximately 5 minutes non stop?

Did you mini golf at Gifford's and then have some ice cream ;-)????? Gosh, that is good stuff.

#1quiltinggrandma said...

Do you think that Bug and Bear spontaneously put together these mini-shows for you, or do they actually secretly discuss and plot how they are going to carry these mini-shows out? I'm betting that at least some of the time it is an actual pre-planned plot. Grandpa