Want a guaranteed method to get the kids to sleep early? Hike!
I love, love, love hiking. See the top of that rock over there? That’s our destination. I researched it, but wasn’t quite clear what the best trail would be to get there… it’s an adventure, though, so let’s just try this one!
After 30 minutes of up and up, we found a bench and
“I hate hiking,” Sam said. Mike agreed.
“What?! You’ve always said you loved hiking!” I threw my hands around. “The beauty, the trails, the . . .”
He pointed to the long trail ahead. “It’s complicated.”
And then we started down. . . Okay, I’ll spare you. But it was on the journey down that I could see that we had accidentally picked the hardest trail there was. Oops. Guess that explained why it was mostly deserted.Tired, sweaty, and a little mad at mom that we did the hardest 75 minute hike we’ve ever tried, a little encouragement was needed.
“How about some ice cold slushies?”