We set out on a mission today after church to go on an “adventure”. That’s what P likes to call them. Adventures.
Basically it just means we had no plans and we needed to find plans. And boys seem to think it’s cool when you call it an “adventure” so…
…that’s what we call our impromptu-make-plans-as-you-go kind of days.
I knew today was going to be a good day when the child care leader at church told me that P Man prayed for a little girl today. Not just prayed to himself. He did hands-on prayer and prayed out loud for her.
I shed a tear, literally. I was so proud in that moment!
Could it be that an almost 6 year old little boy has less fear about hands on prayer than his mother? Wow, I’m in awe of his boldness. And if anything, I’m even more inspired to pray for others MORE than I do.
Funny how your kids end up teaching you lessons when you are the one trying to teach them.
<<back to our hike>>
You would think that by now I would be an experienced boy mom and would totally be accustomed to hiking, streams, dirt, and ticks. But there is just something about this outdoorsy thing that I’m still adjusting too.
I was a sassy child who didn’t even want to put my feet in the sand at the beach.
So yea, this is coming full circle for me. And I must say I am rather impressed with my ability to trek through puddles, climb rocks, and get my feet a little muddy.
<<Take that 4 year old self who swore that if I touched dirt I would turn in to a pumpkin>>
Just another thing I’m learning as a boy mom…how to like hiking. And I’d like to think…I’m mastering it so far.
Sometimes my favorite days are the ones when we make plans out of no plans. When we let the boys explore the beautiful area we are surrounded by.
I’m starting to think that I like these adventures more than they do.
Or maybe I just enjoy watching the joy on their faces when they are experiencing new things.
After our long hike and a quick stop at the minivan for a Reese’s snack break we headed to the park. You know you can rock a kids world when you tell them they get to play at the park.
It was the perfect ending to our fun filled adventure.
Do you love to take your kids on impromptu adventures? I’d love for your to share any new “adventure” ideas…we are always seeking fun!
Oh, and speaking of adventures…our next adult adventure is going to be this…
Wonder if they’d let me where a head camera…because it’s guaranteed that I will scream like a crazy person.
Have you ever done a zipline tour? Tell me it’s not that scary. 🙂