Bran and I took Ade to the local park last night were I rediscovered one of my long-lost loves. The swing. Bran had Ade on his lap, so I was left by myself in a swing. I felt kind of silly honestly, at least at first.
Turns out, you can’t out grow loving the swing. I started swinging higher and higher and with the sound of my daughters laughter in the background I was in heaven. Flying through the air, eyes closed with the best music playing in the world. It doesn’t get much better than that.
With the cool crisp air blowing through my hair, memories started to flood back to me. I remember being on the playground with friends and competing with to see who could swing the highest, jump out the farthest, and do the neatest upside down swing tricks. From around 1st grade until 5th grade the swing was the most awesome thing in my world. Well, maybe not the most, but pretty darn close. My friends and I loved the swing set, and I really hope that Ade and her friends will be able to experience this (as opposed to a Nintendo DS).