Last week, I took my three kiddos hiking at the Andres Institute of Art all on my own. I packed my bag, got my hiking boots on and dressed them up as warm as possible.It’s a really great hiking spot for the kiddos because they get to see some pretty sweet art sculptures. It just makes it more fun than your traditional hike as you always have something you can “look for.” To my surprise, they actually lasted an hour and 27 minutes. We had a blast and I’m so proud that they pushed through even with their tiny legs getting tired the last 20 minutes.Well I’m sure the bribing them with French fries helped a bit. 😉
I was also amazed at myself for taking them on an adventure alone.I want them to be as curious as I am exploring nature. Growing up, my mom would take my brothers and I to places in New York such as Alley Pond Park, Wave Hill, and of course, Central Park to name a few.
We were always exposed to nature and I’m sure my love for the outdoors stemmed from there.I’m trying to teach my kiddos the same – to enjoy the beauty of nature [and art too].Can’t wait for many more hikes [and memories] to come.