Let’s Go Fly A Kite

It’s funny as you grow up, you sometimes forget the joy you can get from doing something from you childhood.  Last Sunday we headed off for a few days in my parents caravan in Wales and just before we left my in laws gave O a kite to take with him.

Of course, flying the kite was all he could talk about, so we promised him a trip to the beach on Monday to take it on it’s maiden flight.

There were a few tears first thing because we were going swimming before hitting the beach. A hint of the teenage tantrums to come, “YOU SAID we were going to fly my kite!” Although he soon cheered up when he remembered he quite likes the swimming pool too!


The only tiny problem was that neither of us could exactly remember how to start off flying a kite. I have memories of my dad running up and down the field near where we lived throwing the kite in the air, only for it to crash to the floor. Luckily it was a very windy day so as soon as we let go it flew high into the sky.


O was eventually trusted with holding the kite, with strict instructions to keep a very tight hold and never let go. Of course, he let it go and what followed was a ridiculous scramble from me and his Dad across the beach to catch it before it went too high. I daren’t think about the tears that would have resulted if we’d lost it.


After a busy morning of swimming, running on the beach and kite flying O was getting tired so we packed up and headed back for the caravan for cuddles, naps and a cup of tea!


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  1. Natalie {Little Jam Pot Life - blog}
    August 24, 2014 / 7:55 am

    We did some of this on our holiday last week, my girls loved it. simple things, big memories xx

  2. pottymouthedmummy
    August 24, 2014 / 7:59 am

    Bless him, I’m not sure I’d know how to start flying a kite ha ha. I love those holiday days where they get so tuckered out. Love it xx
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    • August 24, 2014 / 8:02 am

      We had the kite all ready and then just looked at each other, “right, what do we do now?”
      The naps have been fab, he’s been having about 2 hours every day. Bliss!

  3. August 24, 2014 / 8:02 am

    Oh JoJo, this looks like such fun! I too can’t remember for love nor money how you get the kite up in the air? I may need to consult the ‘parent handbook’ for this one! 🙂 x

    • August 24, 2014 / 8:10 am

      We just stood there and threw it up. Luckily it was a really windy day so it took off, otherwise I’m not sure what we would have done! x

  4. August 24, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    SOme of my fondest memories as a child were of flying kites. Such a simple thing that children love so much. A really lovely moment x
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  5. Hanna- Mummy of all Trades
    August 24, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    What a lovely post, kite flying is one of my favourite childhood memories. Looks like a ,lovely time was had. x

  6. Emily
    August 24, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    Kite flying is absolutely the best. Wind is all it takes! So lovely that you captured such a sweet #OrdinaryMomet!
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  7. August 24, 2014 / 3:18 pm

    Oh sweet, kite flying is so much fun! Difficult though… I recently saw Saving Mr Banks and gosh, the “Let’s go fly a kite” song has been stuck in my head for days, and seeing this post makes me want to go try kite flying again 🙂
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  8. August 25, 2014 / 12:14 pm

    Aww lovely simple childhood fun – I love that he let it go, typical toddler, thank goodness you got it back for him! xx #ordinarymoments
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  9. Little Button Diaries
    August 25, 2014 / 7:02 pm

    What a lovely post. The kite flying looks ace! x

  10. August 26, 2014 / 6:40 am

    Haha we tried to fly a kite a few years ago, it is harder than you remember! Must try and remember to do this with my toddler she would love it.
    Love the pic of him napping, you always know they have had a great day when they pass out on the sofa 🙂
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  11. Betty and the Bumps
    August 26, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    My step-dad has one of those ridiculous mega kites that he keeps threatening to use on the beach with Gwenn. Not sure I can cope with the mental image of a 16 month old floating off into the blue … 😉


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  12. August 30, 2014 / 7:26 am

    Perfect! We bought our daughter a kite for Christmas last year and she loves it, too. It’s always in the boot now so that we can fly it whenever we’re out. TBH, it’s usually Daddy that does the flying..!
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  13. August 30, 2014 / 8:24 am

    We love flying a kite here, its just not often windy to truly grasp it, so yes we have done the running up and down…. :-/ also the mad scramble to catch it once they’ve let go!
    We now have a pocket sized one that we keep in the car with us, to help bring fun to a windy picnic some times.

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  14. August 30, 2014 / 5:20 pm

    One of those childhood musts – flying a kite, and on the beach! It sounds like you had a fab time and you are having a great holiday. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  15. August 31, 2014 / 3:58 pm

    Kite flying is such good fun for all the family and he looks so happy there in that pic!

  16. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    September 1, 2014 / 7:19 am

    Awww lovely tired face! What a fun day! #ordinarymoments
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