“Hey! It’s my turn to use the axe!”
I sat bolt upright in my sleeping bag, as most any modern-day mother would upon hearing those words. Then, I noticed that my two junior woodsmen were fast asleep in the tent, just a few feet away from me. I pulled the covers over my head and fell back to sleep. After all, isn’t that what vacations are for?
This really happened to me, during a multifamily camping trip last summer. A recent article in The Atlantic, “The Overprotected Kid,” reports that today’s youngsters don’t get to experience enough risk. My children, on the other hand, probably push the modern boundaries of wandering, experimenting, building and sometimes even, fighting.
The vacation was an extension of the Adventure Guides circle my husband and sons have been part of.
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