A friend invited us to go play in the river. It was one of the few really hot days we’ve had this summer and the invitation sounded wonderful.
After searching a bit for the perfect spot we found one on a neighbor of the friends. They had mowed a nice parking spot along side the road so obviously it was a favorite of theirs and easy to see why. A small waterfall tumbled gently over some rocks adding interest so a wide sandy bank perfect for kids to not drown on.
I didn’t have my swimsuit on and didn’t intend to get too wet at first. If I only waded up too my knees I could play with the kids without getting soaked. That didn’t last long though. Who could resist that beautiful water. The kids wanted to play at the base of the waterfall and it got really deep there. With many little hands clinging to me and begging to go deeper I was soon as soaked as they were.
The Goblin Child is getting big and brave. She liked to jump off the rocks around the rapids into the swirling water to go under and float down stream. Watching her disappear under the water was terrifying requiring a deep breath of relief every time she did actually surface again downstream.
8 learned that he could jump off too. Once he got brave enough to let go of my hand he spent lots of time leaping and climbing and float off downstream. Above water at least, not near as scary for me.
Hopefully we will get to go back again before summer ends!