It was a sunny afternoon. My house was strangely quiet as the boys decided to play outside for a while. They are outside all of the time, but usually I hear the sounds that assure me all is well. There is the open/close of the back door for drinks. There is the thud of the tennis ball hitting the house during home run derby. There is garage door opening for bike access. And, unfortunately there is the inevitable “thrill of victory and agony of defeat” noises.
So, I was in the house getting a few things done when I realized there were no familiar noises for a while. I nervously went out to check on them. They were running as fast as they could over various obstacles. A bike. a bat. The deck steps. It looked really funny…and really crazy. Like they had too much red Kool aid or something.
“What are you doing?” I asked.
“Free running,” they answered.
Yes, this is a new craze among the Reyes boys. If you don’t know about it, take a look. This is amazing and crazy. and Yes, I am concerned. Why can’t they get obsessed with chess? or reading? or maybe tennis? good grief!
This is a video of a couple of brothers who inspired them: