Last week the kids taught me one of the secrets of youth. It started when they wanted to make kites.
I started talking about patterns and folding and frames and Kaia just said, "No, Mommy. I can make it! I just need a white piece of paper."
So I gave her and her friends each a white sheet of paper. Then I waited. They colored. They cut. They taped. I didn't even help. Soon they each had a paper-yarn kite. Kaia's was a "Rainbow Kite."
It turns out that wind blows paper-yarn kites just as well as any other kite, especially if you run.
The Secret of Youth? Life is sweet. Keep it simple.