Last month our ward had a BBQ and bike rally. The kids were supposed to decorate their bikes for the rally. Luke and Micah were excited about that. We went to Walmart and picked out some party decorations to spruce up their bikes. On Saturday morning we decorated them. Luke and Micah were so excited. They rode around the garage and drive way for a long time. I was pretty pumped to see them riding around the church parking lot with their friends later that evening.
But this is what they did later that evening:
They did get on their bikes to ride to the car when it was time to leave.
There was a part of me that was sad that they didn't play with any friends, or even really acknowledge there were friends around. But then I thought about their faces and their excitement when an air conditioner turned on. or off. or on again. and I realized that my kids probably had more fun than any other kid there. A whole evening of air conditioners. It was a success!