Today I had a last minute cancellation but I'm an optimistic person so looking at the brighter side of things this gave me the opportunity to spend some time with my two boys who in turn invited their friend Charlie to come with us on an adventure to the woods.
There is something awesome to be said for being a kid, they have a youthful energy and a sense of wonder about everything so even the simplest things in life are amazingly fun and even a walk to the woods becomes the most epic of adventures especially when you bring your friends along.
So off we toddled with a bag and a bottle of juice ( staying hydrated is important if you want to go on adventures right? ) so walking and talking about all the cool things the lads have been up to and the wildlife they have seen we eventually ended up at the owlet woods.
Of course what do you do when you are at the woods? you climb tree's hey you even find funky walking sticks because every adventurer requires a walking stick or how else would you be able to dig deep and push even further into your adventure.
We had a try at some poses but poses are boring and funny faces are all the rage!
After walking for some time we all needed a bit of a sit down and fortunately for us there were some super cool stick forts! complete with tree stumps made perfect for sitting.
I imagine the boys were pondering about how far they had walked and the fun they had or maybe just maybe they were thinking about how many more pine cones we could fit in the bag to take home.
Wandering in the woods with the boys I couldn't help but be reminded of childhood classic films such as the Goonies or Stand by me films about the adventures of a group of friends, adventures which solidified their friendship and created wonderful memories, as a parent these are the memories I wish to keep, the fun the adventures and the smiles and collecting of random bits and bobs because it is these very moments that pass by so quickly and if we don't document them we can't look back on them as vividly.
Childhood is all about finding the fun in every day situations, scraped knee's the occasional tumble andtelling your friends how you feel like a million feet back down to earth from a two foot high tree stump