I spent a very energetic afternoon yesterday, playing with my niece and two nephews.
They have been trying to learn how to Hula Hoop and although I wasn't bad back in the day, boy oh boy was it hard work. After much practice I could keep the hula hoop going for about 7 turns but then... down it rolled.
So then we played with the skipping rope. VERY fun, I wasn't brave enough to run into the twirling rope, but managed to do a few rounds of 'Teddy bear, Teddy bear, turn around....'
Then we set up an obstacle course in the front yard using the hoops, balls, chairs etc and timed ourselves jumping over, crawling through, limboing under. It was so much fun.
It's nice to re-live your childhood games for a few hours. I'm looking forward to when William's old enough to play along with his cousins too.
I hope you're having a great weekend too.
Images via getty & Jill Freedman