Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement


When it is really hot and dry outside, children can suffer from lack of sunlight and exercise.We want them to enjoy fresh air and full range of movement, daily, but of course, no one sends them outdoors to play, with the goal of heat exhaustion!

We know how water helps, yet, not everyone can afford or even wants a facility for swimming. This is when a small wading pool serves best.

Children playing in water are cool enough. And in this small water element, these large children will not drown.

Although we might predict these children, who know how to swim, might find such a puddle boring, I remembered the fun I had in my childhood and decided to give it a try.

Success! They completely emptied it three times before they tired of this game of splash. They were pleasantly tired and satisfyingly rosy-cheeked when they clamored at the back door for some lunch. They even napped afterward, at their age!

When I have no small visitors, how easy to empty and dry this pool for storage!

At $10.00, it was a great bargain.

Why would anyone want to surrender this moment to someone else? Home’s cool!

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement

    1. Oh, according to the squeals from normally laid-back kids, it was SO fun!
      I doubt one more person would fit in that tiny pool, though. 🙂
      I think the job of any adult present was to enjoy the enjoyment. 😉

    1. You know, I wondered about the differences. I noticed they seemed proud each time we had to refill it. They also seemed overjoyed that I told them to get in with their playclothes on, that they did not need to bother with swim clothes. We actually did this on two different days, it was so popular.

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