“Play is the work of childhood.”
During the summer, we often go to the Norfolk [VA] Botanical Garden. In the children’s garden, there are several fantastic splash pads. One day in May, the weather was mild and comfortable, and we decided to enjoy the spring flowers and play in the water. There were not many people there that evening, so my sons could run around and dare each other to stand in certain spots and put their face in the most powerful streams. This image is really the perfect depiction of my 3-year-old’s personality. He’s bold, daring, vibrant, playful, and so happy. Many of my fondest summer memories have taken place at the gardens, so this image will certainly be a treasure for years to come.
We’re teaming up with Sara Mccarty, founder of the Run Wild My Child website and blog and the Instagram hub @Runwild.mychild, to publish an amazing photo from her feed each issue! The pics, all taken by parents like you, showcase kiddos on outdoor adventures big and small. Tag your own shots with @Runwild.mychild, @familyfunmag, and #Howwefun for a chance to be featured.