Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Trek

My four oldest boys had an opportunity to go on a pioneer reenactment with their church.

I'll admit that I wasn't truly on board, only because I really wasn't in the mood to come up with a pioneer wardrobe for four boys.

Thankfully, Goodwill came to the rescue, even if we did wait till the last minute to shop.

Joseph did not want to go. I wasn't going to make him go until he told me that it was going to "waste his time."

Now, a lot of adults have spent a lot of time and effort into making this memorable.

People took time off of work to go.

A waste of my 15 year old son's time?

I think not.

Much to his dismay (and he was a HUGE grump about it) we made him go.

Here are the hand carts that they had to pull.

Each kids was assigned a "family" that they had to live with for the weekend.

This is Josh's family.
Pretty sure that pioneers didn't have sunglasses.

That's Tim for ya.
The twins pulling a hand cart.
Sleeping out in the open
Thanks to our ward family for making this possible!
And my grumpy, ungrateful 15 year old?
He had an amazing time...
And he is very glad that he went.
In fact he said, "Mom you were right."
Which was the best part of it all to me.


Jensamom23 said...

What a wonderful thing to do! And to hear that you were right from a teeneager...priceless!

rachel said...

It was fabulous! So many of the kids had a change of heart... it was special.