They never did fly... But we tried... Every spring, I think the kids need to experience flying a kite... I remember Mom getting a hold of a kite in spring and flying it forever. I still like the idea but like so many of my moms talents, kite flying isn't one of mine. I even called her and asked how she did it. Of course, it was no big mystery to her. I think for starters, a person ought to buy a kite that isn't from the dollar store. It wasn't a total disappointment. The grass was green. There was a twirly kind of wind. The kites were pretty in the sunshine. Trying to fly a kite and failing isn't the worse thing. I watched my healthy, energetic kiddies out there enjoying their cheap thrill and it thrilled me. I am blessed.