What counts as evidence of an adventurous spirit? Certainly not that we now, alas, drive a minivan. A new theme from Alicia, Try New Adventures Thursday, inspired me to consider and share what we've been up to this week that's different. Every new adventure involves risk, right? And for us, there were a couple of unfortunately typical misadventures along the way. Hopefully we're a little wiser through it all.
1. Fish and Sandcastles
Spending an afternoon with friends provided the impetus I needed to create a spur-of-the-moment fishing game. We also tried out a new craft idea I had--sandpaper castles.
2. Latin Sounds
We ventured out of doors in the middle of the day to listen to a free mini-concert of the Dali Quartet. Though I could have done without all the squirming, we still enjoyed the music and the introduction to the various string and percussion instruments we heard.
3. Museum Lessons
The next time this mother feels adventurous, she will make every effort to avoid the following errors:
Mistake #1: Bringing an almost 3-year-old inside an art museum without a stroller to restrain wandering hands and feet.
Mistake #2: Denying outdoor craft opportunity to young boy with no alternative activity direction.
Mistake #3: Thinking one can help daughters with said craft for a moment while son supposedly stays nearby.
4. Fresh Lemonade + Pool in the Backyard = All is Well
I'm linking up to Alicia's Try New Adventures Thursday blog hop and going to chill with the Company Girls at Home Sanctuary this week!