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sheddi wrote:This forum's a bad influence on me
Having read this thread last night, today I took my 3-and-a-half year old son for a 6.5km (~4 mile) walk through farmland. The weather was prettyy good; 20 deg. C (70 F), sunny, with an inconvenient 25mph wind. We took the usual stuff; coats, drinks, 1st aid kit, map and cellphone.
He wasn't very happy about the odd steep uphill bit, but apart for that it was entirely successful. We stopped twice for drinks/sightseeing, and the whole thing took less than two hours (it's hard to be exact as we visited the playground on the way home too).
I never thought he'd manage 4 miles on his own two legs. He's now asleep on my lap while I type this
nfa wrote:SkullGirl wrote:What a great thread. I am really inspired by this thread to take up a new hobby.
I tell ya this forum is just filled with so much valuable information. I can surf it all day long.... oh yeah and I have been since I got off work.
My son and I have found a number of the geocaches in NYC...if you do find some, look for logs by nfa...
Banka87 wrote:I'd never heard of this geocaching. I'm going to go try this!
The Enforcer wrote:Excellent post, Ricky! Great tips, and you actually DID it instead of being an "armchair bugout expert." Good for you to be so patient with the little trooper, too... Keep it up!
Kutter_0311 wrote:My 5 y/o is a panzy. I need to toughen him up a bit before Scouts (which he is REALLY JAZZED ABOUT) next year.
Krustofski wrote:Dude, you're an open system which has energy pumped into it at least once a day. Entropy doesn't stand a chance. Plus, all living things are thermodynamically unstable anyway, we're held together by pure kinetics. You're not special. Um... what I'm trying to say is: Happy Birthday.
squinty wrote:Safety isn't a lever on a gun, a guard on a knife or any other mechanical device. Safety is a behavior.
ZombieGranny wrote:Tommy is 2.5 now, and walks a half mile at a time (the loop road is a 1/2 mile).
We go at his pace for the most part; I suppose because having a short stride due to short legs, I was always being yelled at to keep up as a child.
As a 5 foot person, I still need those 6 footers to slow their stride. If they won't I'll meet them there, but I won't scuttle to keep up.
We want him to want to hike.
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