Apparently this lady thought that her kid would have an enjoyable time being strapped to her back while she climbed up the face of a cliff. Looking at the child's expression pretty much sums up why I have a hard time understanding why some parents insist that their children do everything with them, and go everywhere the parents go.
|There are three people in this photo, and only two smiles. Can you guess which one is feeling left out from all the fun???|
I am a firm believer of getting kids away from their videogames and other devices which tend to numb the brain, and get them outside for some good old fashioned fun. I do feel that there is an appropriate age for every adventure though. Going on a short hike with the youngsters is one thing, but taking them on a multiday backpacking trip is something completely different.
Ever want to know if your kids enjoy the trips that you take them on? Take a look at the photos...they have the tendency to speak the words some kids are too young to say. Look at the photo above! Who has the helmet? It may only be a 20-30 foot climb, but can you imagine how terrified that kid would be if she were to take a fall?
If you ever find yourself debating on whether to take the young kids or not, just ask yourself who it's all about - you feeling good about including them, or the kids who are too young to tell you what they want.