Fun with Kids at the Park
Taking my two nephews and a niece to the park to have some fun there seemed like a hard task for me. I just looked at my aunt and wondered what she had seen on me — a baby sitter. I was very poor at handling children and making them happy. Actually since I came to stay with them for my summer holiday before schools reopened, I had been having a hard time getting along with the kids all aged under 10. I completely had no idea how my day would be.
‘Quiet a long one probably,’ I thought.
I knew that I had to do this because I could stand disappointing my aunt who had so good to me. I decided to brave it all and try my best. Seeing how troubled I was, she promised to pick us early and then left for work.
When we arrived at the park, I tried showing the kids around and none of them seemed to be interested. I tried buying some ice cream which made them happy only momentarily. I didn’t have an idea about what would be real fun for them. I never knew how to put smiles on their faces. As I was still thinking, I saw a lady who was really having fun with a kid. She didn’t do anything thoughtful to make her kid have fun. She only blindfolded her and there they were laughing and playing joyfully.
That’s when it struck to me that I didn’t need to think hard in order to thrill and charm my aunt’s kids. Just then an idea came on my mind, why don’t I make some paper planes for them. I had struck gold. The kids enjoyed this for almost some two hours and didn’t want to quit even when I came with a new idea. They were enjoying the way we were all competing to see whose ‘plane’ lasts long in the air.
Then I launched another game where I would hide ‘treasure’ and make them look for it. You should have seen how the kids combed the parked locating the treasure and the joy in the eyes of the one who found it. I never realized that time had run so fast because I just looked up to see aunt smiling at us. She must have been surprised how we had finally gotten together and happy about it.
When the kids noticed her, they rushed to pull her to join in the fun but were disappointed about having to leave all that fun and head home. They accepted when promised that I would bring them again in a weeks’ time. I felt really glad that I realized I could at last get along with kids.