First a caveat about the video below: Kate scraped her hand and it did bleed a bit but she's ok (and still jumping!)
Since our commute to/from school takes 30-45 minutes each way, I found that playing books on Audible or Hoopla not only provides complete peace and quiet from the back seat but it has also increased their listening skills. Our repertoire has grown quite a lot and includes the Ramona Quimby series, Pippi Longstocking, Harry Potter book 1, The Whatever After series, Ivy and Bean, Clementine, Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul, The BFG (which I saw is being made into a movie soon!), Tumtum and Nutmeg, The Chronicles of Narnia and our favorite series, Lulu by Hilary McKay.
It was this latest series that the girls were emulating on a recent trip to the park. The books follow the adventures of Lulu and her cousin Mellie and primarily focuses on Lulu's vast love for animals. But there is one thread about how Lulu loves to jump from the highest point of the swing while her cousin just says, "You're mad! Mad! Bonkers Lulu...you just shouldn't do it!" which has now become a favorite quote with K&L, complete with the British accent. But as Lulu is fond of saying, "Why walk when you can fly? Anything is better than boring!"
IMG_8542 from Lisa on Vimeo.