Regular life is back. School, work, schedules. After school a friend comes over and we head out to the deck for a spirited game of ninja. I love that they know how to kick and chop without ever getting close to making contact. They look fierce as they invent a complicated narrative of good and bad guy.
The story takes them in and out of the house. Ambush, chase, chop, kick, repeat. My little one follows along keeping a safe distance. She really wants to do everything they are doing but knows she has to be mostly an observer right now.
After a time she and I decide to water the plants with the water from the water table. We decide to water on tiptoes. We are the Watering Ninjas. More our speed.