Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Family Outing

Recently, I had an epiphany I know, I know...shocking.

If I wanted my kids to develop a love and appreciation of the great outdoors, I would have to make sure they experienced it more. I know...deep thinking hurts my brain.

There is a time and a place for the man made...for giving into the materialism and commercialism that makes up our society. But, I don't want that to be the norm.

Just to clarify, in a completely honest way, I love being outside. I love the great outdoors. Really. Sometimes, I kid around and complain about getting dirty and yadda yadda yadda, but I really love being out in nature. I find it quite refreshing.

It's just that taking nine kids into the great outdoors and having them get all dirty is just plain work.

But, even though there was going to be work involved, we took a day trip up to the local state park. And, as much as I hate to admit it, I really enjoyed myself. So, looks like we'll be doing it again and I plan on rewarding myself with new shoes for being such a good sport.

I sure love my family!

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