Last Tuesday was election day – no school.  And, the weather was gorgeous.  We got our first snowflakes just after Halloween this year so seasonal weather was a welcome change.  I took all the boys to the park mid-morning.  It was busy, but among the 30ish kids I counted I think 3 were girls, who all seemed to be having a blast.  I know I used to like going to the park as a child.  Admittedly, I was only somewhat surprised as there are often more boys than girls at the park.

The park itself was a welcome change for my guys.  The ground was still quite wet from the rain and associated snow so we had some muddy shoes, pants, and sweatshirts afterwards.  And, we didn’t see anyone we knew.  But, nobody escaped (this park has no fence), everybody had fun, and we burned off a lot of energy.