Carrying on from last week’s discussion about entering races, particularly a race like the Spartan Race that offers a component for kids, T and I made it out to the tennis court on a beautiful crisp fall day last week to hit a few balls. (Sidenote: For those of you who like or are interested in tennis, the US Tennis Association introduced new balls, rackets, and court sizes for kiddos. After all, in no other sport do four-year-olds play on full size “fields” with full size equipment. These little red and yellow balls made for kids ten and under are a little bigger, a lot slower, and don’t bounce nearly as high. So much better for T!)
I spent a fair amount of time on the courts before my little boys were born, so I certainly will be encouraging them to do the same (though only if they’re interested. I won’t be reliving my glory average days through them. Ever.)
But in a life filled with work and laundry, cooking meals and cleaning up after ourselves, it can be tough to find time to squeeze in some quality physical activity. Playing tennis with a two year old isn’t getting my heart pumping, but I do love the fresh air, being generally active, and getting to do something good for myself while spending time with my son. I feel like being active with my kids is just a win-win-win-win-win-win-win.
For those of you with kids (or nieces and nephews, friends with kids, etc…), how do you stay active with kids? Do you have a game or activity of choice? What’s the family sport du jour?