It's hard to believe that at age 9 Max enjoyed climbing trees.
It's hard to believe that our yard was ever this green, our old apple tree ever this profuse in blooms.
i think Max lost interest in climbing the day his cousin showed him how to safely choose a good foothold.
Now Max makes very plain that his life's goal is to lay on the couch watching TV.
Sure sounds nice. But we can't afford to let that be anything other than relaxation time.