Simple Things! (Viva The Bare Necessities).
We seem to be living in an age where our lives are governed by technology and computers, instantaneous social networking and communiactions, the pressure upon children to perform well in school tests, parents / guardians having to work full-time, the need for continual budgeting and the constant spectre of financial constraints dictating our lifestyle. Being a parent, throughout all of this, can be difficult and tiring but, with a little effort and imagination, it can also feel like it’s the best job in the world.
A simple drive to our local nature reserve, meeting up with much-loved family, the mind-set of accepting that “its gonna be a muddy day”, forcing on waterproofs and wellies, and throwing together a small bag of bird feed is sometimes all it takes to have a great day.
Being outdoor’s lets us breath, relax and have conversations with people, and that’s just what the adults get out of it.
My daughter and her younger cousin had freedom, climbed trees, discovered and explored, stomped in muddy puddles, put bird seed on their heads, saw squirrels leaping from trees, kicked muddy water at the adults……. the list is endless of all the experiences they gained in just one day.
Looking over the pictures taken on the day, it just goes to illustrate the massive amount of family fun that can be gained from such a simple activity as a muddy welly walk. It cost next-to-nothing, gave us all a daily dose of exercise, and we bonded, talked and had loads of fun.
Playing in the outdoors is a “must” for all ages…… whatever the weather !!!!