In the UK we met up with friends on the Bank Holiday Monday. Now I am not saying their children were excited about seeing Tom and Ben but when we arrived Sam was up the apple tree looking out for our arrival and had been there an hour apparently! There followed an afternoon where we hardly saw the children as they spent their time just totally enjoying each others' company and doing what children do best - climbing trees, trampolining, messing about in the stream and hurtling around on bikes. That hurtling included jumping over some home-made BMX ramps that Sam's Dad had made him.
So, what was the first thing Ben asked Simon to make once we got back to France .... a BMX jump, "just like Sam's", of course! Luckily Simon had the necessary wood to hand and the two of them were quickly able to make the required jump.
Said jump has kept Ben very happy all week.
It has also kept Simon very happy as it has detracted Ben's attention from the fact that he wants Simon to make him a Go-Cart which is a slightly bigger job than a BMX jump!
Have your children been inspired by some friends? Do let us know.