Now, just like people who live in cities, people who live in the countryside like to have activities.
A big lesson of adult life is that now it is up to us to keep things going and to provide all kinds of goods and services to children – if children take it for granted, adults have provided it. That’s how it really works. This is a humbling process, sometimes terrifying process but fortunately it is also often rewarding in many ways.
Today, the village I’ve continued to mention is running the local Schutzenfest. I have seen tents, glimsped the parade and considered going. I read the flyer – pony rides and beer and bands.
The next bigger village over, has completed one of the season’s equestrian tournaments. My son now has the experience of helping out there. For me, it involves realizing that a short term stint with fun volunteer work is a good graded developmental experience between Summer Day Camp and Summer Job.