Life is all about living it to the fullest, and having loads of adventures along the way, cause we really are a long time dead, as the saying goes 😜
But sometimes it's so easy to get stuck in the mon-fri work/school/sport/musical commitments, and in our household, sat and sun too, and just plan forgot to add the fun.
The exploring and adventures.
The learning that happens outside the classroom, or home.
I say be spontaneous, and if that doesn't come naturally, PLAN to be spontaneous.
Set aside half a day, or a weekend a month, and pick activities that your family has always wanted to do, or things you've done yourself as children, and now want your children to experience 💜
AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!
These experiences will create memories they never forget, and can live on as stories for the next generations to come too 👍👍 So this was me, and the 3 musketeers.
Tramping into Lake Waikariti up above Lake Waikaremoana on their first overnight hut stay.
6 hours of walking, eating and swimming, later, we made it to the hut, to ditch our packs, rip off our shoes, and throw ourselves in the lake, non to gracefully by that stage of the game either 😂
And I'm not going to sugar coat it, it was tough!! These kids have never walked so far, let alone carrying ALL their own gear in, in 50L adult packs, along with the 4 teddy's they thought was necessary (i tried warning them, but ya gotta pick your battles right 😜), but you know what, they did it.
There were certainly some tears, and a few tantrums, and maybe the odd losing my shit by me (who takes 3 kids tramping when they're pre-menstural 🤪), but then there were also moments, when they were all striding along, with their huge packs, and I was just so proud if their efforts 💜
And even if they're now exhausted, have sore feet, and told me they need a BIG rest before their next tramp, they're already talking about all the cool things they got to experience, and I know they will be liars more anecdotes over the coming weeks 🤗
And that's what life is all about, right?
Taking the time, creating experiences, going on adventures, and having fun ✔✔✔ What have you been up to over the holidays, I would love to see some p