As I write this, I’m sitting at a playhouse for kids called House of Bounce. The music is blasting, kids screaming, parents standing around looking at their kids and indifferently watching them play. They might as well be distant observers to a primitive tribe.
So what is all the fuss about? Nothing really, but, what do we do for fun?
There are a ton of pictures on the Internet of people partying, getting drunk, and acting ridiculous. Those folks have to use a stimulant to loosen up and have a good time. Others use drugs to make themselves feel good.
I have three kids, two girls and a boy. They play. A lot. Whether it be on a video game system, a tablet, outside, drawing, or my son’s new favorite pastime the Pokémon card game. I get asked mostly by my son these days, he’s five, to play some game with him. This summer, it’ll be about fishing, basketball, or some other outdoor activity. My wife says I am a big kid, but I counter that in a way, I never really grew up.
I attribute that to three basic things.
1. I don’t worry about to much.
2. I don’t care what people say or think about me.
3. I want to have a good time doing everything.
We recently took a Christmas mini vacation to the Georgia aquarium in Atlanta. It was a blast, crowded, but a blast nonetheless. Our hotel had an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, which was awesome. The aquarium was cool and had a lot of things to see. As an adult, my wife and I had a great time. Sure there were the occasional “Stop it” and “Leave your brother/sister alone,” but that’s a given with siblings.
So, these days I play disc golf to have fun on top of what I do with the kids, and my wife. The 2 Disc Challenge I played where I had that one gruesome hole with the horrible tree kick on my drive, I didn’t cuss and get mad. I laughed, said “Wow, that was bad,” and went on about the round. I was it there to have fun.
What does it take for you to have fun in a round of disc golf? Playing with your kids? A group of buddies? Whatever it takes, don’t take it so seriously that you ruin it for others. It’s a game. HAVE FUN!!