I should have known it was a bad idea...
Kites
I should have known it was a bad idea...

My kids tried their hand at kite building and it got messy.

When they were younger, my kids decided they were going to make kites together. This sounded really nice, except no one really got along. The eldest had suggested it, so I assumed he was going to corral.
I was very wrong. Turns out, he had suggested that HE do it & the younger two decided that they wanted to do what their older brother was doing. He was prepared for the other two snatching supplies out of his hands & them fighting each other for garbage bags to use as the kite material. It all ended up with them wrestling in the middle of the floor!
Kite string/line.
Kite string/line.
They had plastic garbage bags.
They had plastic garbage bags.
“This sounded really nice, except no one really got along.”
They tried, I think?
They tried, I think?
I bought them kites the next day!
I bought them kites the next day!
Wooden dowel rods are key in kite building.
Wooden dowel rods are key in kite building.
A lot of yelling at each other.
A lot of yelling at each other.