Thursday, July 02, 2009

Where the girls are...

when they say they are down at the creek.We thought they meant this.
When they were really visiting the cataract
via the culvert under crabtree road.
We love our free range kids.

*The 7 yo was afraid of the deep water in the culvert (waist deep for her), so she crossed the road alone while the 8 and 10 yos crossed below. The other girls' parents were at the Camp Blue vs. Camp Gold kegger softball game so we said we would keep an eye on the kids. I told the girls to wait for me at the creek while I visited the head and that I would join them shortly for a creek walk.

I just about had a heart attack when I realized how far they can travel in such a short time. When Mark and I finally caught up with them, they were returning from the steep, cataract portion of the creek. I wondered, since the girls were OK, if their parents need know about the expedition. Then they told me that they had gone down there at least 8 times already that week.


  1. I'm so glad those days are behind me. It gets even scarier when they become teens.

  2. I love the free range kids concept. I'd probably do the same as you -- say creek and trust that they'd be at the creek. Of course, a creek can be kinda big and kids move fast when they want! ;-) I worry, but try to give mine the independence they need.


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