I’m always astounded by the imagination of my children. Within seconds of arriving at a place they are transported to a complete fantasy world and the simplest things become the greatest adventures.
We took a trip to a local place that I used to visit often as a child, The Lickey Hills. It had been a difficult morning and I didn’t think we would be going anywhere. Star was worrying about, well, everything, and was being really awkward. I knew that once we actually arrived somewhere she would relax and enjoy herself, it was just difficult getting her to leave the house.
I was right. As soon as we arrived at the Lickey Hills all her anxieties abated and she was happy with her surroundings. We started with the ponds and streams and they instantly pretended that they were fishing. They used sticks as their fishing rods and were in competition with each other to see who could catch the biggest fish. We didn’t actually see any fish, but we did see a lizard.