Yes- I do allow my children to climb trees
This post was first about having Patience in The Wild… But it turned into a self-affirmation that- Yes, I let my children climb trees and there is nothing wrong with it!
What is patience?
Patience is waiting your turn to climb to the top of the tree!
I told the kids we needed to leave, but they weren’t ready yet…
“One more tree?!” they begged!
Look for orange at the top of the tree… that’s Andre!! 😳
…and Eli couldn’t resist the ease of this evergreen!
Unfortunately some stranger had to yell at Eli not to hurt the tree. He wasn’t doing anything wrong and he was not abusing the tree in any way. He also barely weighs 50lbs and he was being supervised.
I feel that this adult just wanted to say something authoritative to the kids because they felt uncomfortable with what they were doing.
It’s the fear of being judged and scolded that has prevented me from letting the kids be wild in the past… But I feel that if we are respecting nature, we should be able to explore it!
I hope it was okay that we climbed on this decorative statue bench! LOL!!