The last couple of times that John brought up the possibility of kite flying there wasn't any wind, but this afternoon the weather and our schedule were in sync, and we went to the park around the corner.
The wind was actually just perfect and all the kites were launched without trouble. John gave them pointers on when to run and when to stand still to keep the kites up. These were small kites and everyone seemed to manage them well. They flew them for about a half hour and then went to the playground to play before coming home on the scooters.
After taking some pictures I went off grocery shopping, and got the full report later, when I came home to find John and the girls mixing up some hard-earned lemonade. Perhaps now their kite-flying fascination will is satisfied, for a couple of days at least.