One of my all time favorite childhood activities would have to be flying a kite. We lived near a bunch of trees growing up so my dad would make an extra effort to drive me to a nearby open field so that I could fly my Alf kite. A few years ago for an Escape Plan challenge Jason and I relived the thrill on the white sands of Clearwater Beach in Florida. It was awesome! I was instantly transformed into my eight-year-old self again. It’s amazing what a $1.99 kite can do for your spirit.
Now as an adult, I would have to say that one of my favorite things in the world is to hear about other “grown-ups” fighting (and winning) the good fight against Adultitis. Recently we received an email and video from Matt from IL. He combined two things he loved from childhood (flying kites and Star Wars) into some major Adultitis fighting fun. Matt sent us this super cool video…
Matt Kitewalker (an Agent of Adultitis) shared…
It was a lot of fun to put together!!! I was laughing the whole time as I adapted the script for the opening “crawl” and was particularly proud of how “Agents of Adultitis” looked on screen.
Thanks for efforts restoring childlike wonder to the galaxy, Matt (and Princess Sarah, too)!
When’s the last time YOU flew a kite? Pick one up this week and let us know how it goes.
K & J,
I actually have my own kite. It is a trick one that will spin, loop, dive, and fly very close to the ground. I bought it after seeing hundreds of kite fliers on the beach in Newport, Rhode Island. Some kites are several hundred dollars.
One man had a trick kite and I was walking by and he zoomed it out of the sky and stopped it about a foot from my head and there it floated in the wind. I was hooked. I went to a little store and bought my special kite.
I haven’t flown it in a while but now I am inspired to go out and give it a go.
Queen Carolyn says
Thank you, thank you, Matt Kitewalker and Princess Sarah, for saving us from the evil clutches of the Agents of Adultitis. The world is a better place now, and the zoo is a safer place to visit.
I have left several kites entangled in trees throughout my lifetime, but actually flew one halfway to the moon one time (what does a 9-year-old know about distance -they eat paste, for goodness’ sake!).
Look for my forthcoming book entitled “Kite Tails: Stories for the Young at heart.”