I commented to Stuart the other day, how we seem to raising a whole troop of homebirds! None of us particularly ever feel the need for going anywhere in particular (except perhaps the allotment for me!). Weekends are very much a time for chilling out, playing, doing our own thing. Not for "doing" jobs etc.
It got me thinking. Is it a bad thing that we have no sense of adventure? Should we be offering the children more opportunities to go out and "do" stuff? Or should we be grateful that they feel that they already have everything they need, right here at home?
I tend to agree with the latter. They spend all week at school, they need as much time as possible to just do whatever they fancy, whether it be playing out, building lego, getting lost in one of their epic imaginary games (a wonder to eavesdrop on), painting WarHammer models, playing music. No wonder we very rarely hear those dreaded word "I'm bored"! I think if we tried to go out too much we would be met with alot of resistance!
But I think we are going to try and get out for a few more walks etc, the woods should be great with all those leaves to kick through! Besides, a bit of exercise and fresh air, is just what we need to try and stave off all those bugs that fly around at this time of year ;)