Nov 28, 2016
You know those days when you have one errand that you absolutely must go do, but loading up four kids for one errand is just crazy, so you have to find something else to do? You know those days? I have a lot of them. But on those days I usually bribe the kids with something like "listen, the faster we get in, the faster we get out, the faster we can go play". I can thank Alaska for teaching my children that any and all open spaces outdoors can be explored. Now, they see a dirt road or an open field and immediately start asking if we can pull over! They barrel out of the car with a plot already thought up, whether they are pirates, storm troopers, princesses and knights ready to slay a dragon, or my personal favorite "let's just kick some dirt". In any event it always entertains them, and luckily there are plenty of backroads near our house that we can turn off on.
I try and soak up easy requests like this with the kids because seriously how much longer are they going to think a dirt road is fun?
For now they think it is amazing and I have the rock and stick collection in the trunk of my swagger wagon to prove it!