From the Parenting 101 guidebook – when your 5 year old daughter tells you she’s not thirsty and doesn’t see the need to carry her water bottle while hiking, bring it anyway. Don’t fall for this Jedi mind trick as I did when I took my 3 oldest kids on a quest to Welwyn Preserve in Glen Cove recently. You think I would learn by now!?!! Oh, but wait – I sometimes do this Jedi mind trick thing on myself and don’t bring water on long runs on trails during muggy, humid mornings, so….
I read about Welwyn on that thing called the word wide web one day when I was trying to find a new place to explore with the kids. The forecast was calling for heavy rain a few hours later but I just Continue reading