I think that Children naturally display a freedom of spirit. Unburdened yet with the responsibilities of adulthood and retaining unrepressed imaginations, Children will turn anything into an opportunity. A cardboard box becomes a pirate ship: A biscuit tin, a treasure chest. The advent of electronic games has not taken this away – the batteries run out and normal service is resumed.
Picture a puddle; a large puddle. An adult will skirt around it or tread carefully through it but a child – even one who hasn’t seen ‘Singing in the Rain’ – will dance in it like a miniature Gene Kelly…
…Which leads me to comment that “There’s always something to do at Kew” even if it’s dancing in puddles outside the restaurant!
My Son at Kew Gardens in 2010