Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Playing outdoors

I'm not a big fan of paintball, but, this blog post does provide some encouraging words about the writer's son and his love of playing outdoors, even if it's to play paintball.

I've seen our son do wonderful things with paintball. As he maneuvers with experienced veterans in a battalion, he learns strategy and teamwork. He's outside in the fresh air. He's focused, because even a moment of daydreaming can get you painted. He can look to additional role models: real men in camo, not just a geeky guy in a bow tie.

I guess to be honest, when I was ten and spending a lot of my time in the woods, brooks, and hills around my house, my friends and I would have played paintball in a second if it were offered to us.