Joined: April 2002
||Posted: April 12 2002,7:35 am
Keeping my kids challenged and wanting to go is difficult sometimes. My 8-year old is usually gung-ho, unless geocaching inpinges upon his one-hour per day Playstation time. Yesterday I got around that by telling him we were trying to be first at a new cache. He likes that. Usually once we are on the road he's good to go.
The almost 5-year old on the other hand HATES caching. If there is snow, mud, sand to play in near the cache, he is okay once we are there, but he claims to hate it, even when we let the kids alternate on who gets first choice of the cache contents. I figure that once he is old enough that the terrain getting to the cache doesn't seem so daunting to him, he will be much more amenible. Until then, I usually hang back with him and hold is hand over the rough spots.
We also make sure that we pack drinks, snacks and toys for any trip. If we are away from home for an extended cache-grabbing exedition, we make lots of stops at kid-interesting places, and I don't mean playland at McD's!
Lori aka: RedwoodRed
"I don't get lost, I investigate alternative destinations."
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