A winter forest hike.
I signed up for Erin Goodman’s [10 day family re-charge] this week on a whim. I thought if I found a tiny bit of inspiration it would be worth it, right? Oh-so-worth it. Inspiration is everywhere and it’s lovely.
Yesterday’s topic was getting outdoors. Just reading her email convinced me to pack up lunch and snack and head to the forest. Heading for a forest walk is on my wish list almost daily as its what recharges ME the most. But as life gets busy with three littles I haven’t been making it a priority.
Yesterday I did and I’m sooo happy. Adam was a little (ok a lot) reluctant. He wanted a quiet day at home and I can’t blame him — he took the kids out for 3+ hours on Saturday to skate and play. Still I forced him. I knew he’d enjoy himself and the kids deep in the forest. And I was right. The kids are in their element outside. Which typically means less fighting. Less whining. Less bickering. Less ‘MAMAMAMMAMANANAMANANANMA!!!!!’.
More peace. More quiet. Easier togetherness.
And I was right. We all had a lovely afternoon.
Oh, and I did something I never do. I handed my camera to a stranger and said ‘could you take our photo?’ I never do this with my dSLR mostly because most people react in a ‘what do I do???’ sort of way (which makes sense) but this lady did not. And so we have a family photo as well.
And now…. Far more photographs than necessary. Happy Monday. We’re heading out today too — for ski lessons!