I had an itch. I simply needed to walk in the woods. This weekend was all sorts of busy but I was determined to get outside some and enjoy the sun. Sure enough, the sun was out . The wind couldn’t miss the fun though. Honest to goodness, there were times when I thought I was going to blow away.
Anyhow, we wandered around in the hay field on our property for a little bit but the wind made it impossible to stay upright. My parents tell a tale about taking my brother and me on a walk into the woods. As the story goes, we started complaining while the house was still in sight. Of course, as parents some times do, I think they embellished the tale a bit. Still, we apparently were not good wilderness travelers. My kids were flat out awesome and never complained once on our hike though. We walked around for about 2 hours and the kids were awesome to watch. Isaac plowed through the woods like a bull at first, but that slowed pretty quickly as he got into some serious thorns…Brer Rabbit he ain’t. After he got some proper respect, it was pure delight to watch them as they wandered around and checked things out.
Isaac discovered the fun of crawling around in the stream that runs through the property. I have a stream! And a spring! Somehow through the magic of the wood sprites, he did not get covered in mud. Abigail, on the other hand was covered head to toe! Anyhow, they were like couple of…well, like a couple of kids in the woods! Abigail found a bird’s nest that she wanted to put somewhere safe She found a cool rock on which she could leave it. ( I have a rock! And a stream!) As she placed it just perfectly so the wind wouldn’t get ahold of it, she discovered a small snake. I was sure she would freak but she was really cool and calm about it. She wanted to touch it so I touched first so she would see that I am super cool and brave. Both kids ended up touching the little snake and I figure he liked it too.
So, by the end of the day, we were all pretty tired and had sore legs from walking through the woods. It’s one of those sore feelings though, that’s pretty nice when it comes down to it….plus, I have a stream!