. . . KITE!
How you would run and run and run and just couldn't get the slight breeze to catch that kite enough to make it soar into the sky?
And then finally . . . success!
Remember the exhilaration you felt when it finally shot into the air and you ran some more to watch it twirl and swirl, with the tail making those flapping noises?
Then the disappointment when the kite suddenly crashed to the ground? Breaking those flimsy balsam wood sticks. Bringing the kite flying to an abrupt end.
Oh, but what could be a better way to spend a glorious day than with a tenacious little boy, in a field, running in flip flops and coaxing a kite to fly!
And succeeding . . . if only for a little while.