I simply had to tell you about my son's latest adventure. He wanted to play on his computer, which given the chance he would do all day every day. Of course I don't want him to do this and although I'm sad that he would choose to spend time locked in his room instead of being outside with us, I don't blame myself for this. Kids are kids and they're exposed to these things if we like it or not.
So on Saturday, I decided to bribe him to come outside (rather than threaten to take his technology off him permanently ;) ).
I made him a treasure map which basically was a walk around our smallholding. We packed up a bag which included a flask and some fruit and a biscuit as adventurer's need sustenance. He took his telescope and a spare pair of socks. Loaded up he went on his travels and I've never seen his face beam so much. He had 3 tasks to do on his travels.
Find an intact leaf, look for goose/duck eggs and find a daffodil but don't pick it yet. He also did a tally chart of all the animals he found. Slightly worrying, he found 4 sheep when we have 3, but let's move on.
He completed his adventure and found his treasure was a mini egg in the greenhouse, that his Granny had bought him when they babysat the other night. He chose to sit in the greenhouse and ate it. Happy days.
|He didn't know I had taken this..awww|
|Checking off his list|
|Counting mole hills (he'd be there some time)|