Monday thought of the week: for many reasons

A thought:

I take the boys outside for many reasons. Mostly we are in search of sunshine and a way to burn off some boundless toddler energy before nap time. But I also want my sons to breathe fresh air, exercise growing bodies, and give them the confidence that comes with scaling a mountain. I want them to know the difference between a robin and a red-winged blackbird, and to appreciate both the might and the delicacy of nature. I want them to be a part of the world we live in.

– Jackie Semmens, “‘Rocks in the Water’ and Other Life Lessons,” Outdoor Family Magazine (November 7, 2015)

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