In a world that rarely involves television, computer games, or other electronics, kids are sometimes forced to find their own fun, the kind of fun that involves being outside, running and laughing and getting plenty of fresh air.
And sometimes, kids realize that kind of fun is probably better, anyway.
Where we were putting in a perennial flower bed, there was an old, dilapidated barrel laying on the ground nearly in pieces. The metal barrel rings, paired with a bamboo stake from the garden, provided plenty of fun as well as an impromptu history lesson.
Even I got in on the action for a bit, and wow is that harder than I expected! Chloe did great running it up and down the driveway though, with some practice. Watching them do this makes me wonder why kids ever gave up this old game.