Because I didn't fly a kite.
Flying a kite is not one of my favorite things to do. Flying a kite with a little kid is even worse as far as I'm concerned. Yes, I enjoy the giggles and awe from a child who sees a kite up in the air for the first time, but the effort it takes to help that child get a kite in the air is just not the kind of effort I want to expend.
Does that mean my kids never get to fly kites??
Shopping at Meijer for Easter basket fillers a couple of years ago, I found a MicroKite.
Best. Kite. Ever.
It's only a few inches wide and a few inches tall, but it has what seems like a 10-ft. tail.
And, AND it only cost $2.
(It can be found on Amazon, but Walmart and Meijer are cheaper.)
Best part? With a bit of wind, a kid can get it flying in no time. No running necessary, which is good, since running with a kite through our yard would mean a sprained ankle or dog poo covered shoes.
I bought some for my nieces and nephews for Easter this year, plus an extra one for Cuckoo. He's been asking to fly a kite every single time a good, stiff breeze blows through.
There is a nice, long string, so the kite can get up pretty high.
I assume it's the tail that gets it to dive and weave and really make the kids giggle.
What do you think about flying kites? Any good kite-flying memories?
Have a lovely day!