I can hear giggles and squeals and the sound of thundering feet and I know the kids are happy. Music to my ears.
But then I can also hear …..
Sigh. Humph. Moan. Moan, Moan. Whinge. Mutter. Yes that’s my other half as my son kicks a ball about the garden, bashing plants and dinting fences, treading on the veg as he retrieves it.
Ours in not a large garden, so it really isn’t possible to play basketball, football or badminton in it without probably squashing something.
But the kids love it and I love to see them outdoors, running about, playing with each other or their friends . It is so much nicer than having them stare at a screen.
Kids are not always conducive to gardening are they, not really. They might help water for about 3 minutes and dig some big holes (am not sure that is helpful actually) but generally their sporting endeavours do not a pretty garden make.
I have been very busy over the last few days, replanting and replacing football bashed plants.
My son had a bit of a chat to me yesterday about why we have ‘stupid flowers in the garden’ as apparently it ‘ruins his football training’ I offered to take him to the park i stead but he still muttered on.
I think (personally) that it’s lovely to watch the kids play badminton and tennis in the garden and that their will be many a year when they are grown and gone and we can tend a garden full of pristine flowers and fruit and veg. Till then I suppose I’ll just keep on buying the compost and trying to please everyone.
Have a look at this fun sports quiz been put together by Compost Direct and embrace a summer of sport in you garden.