Can you believe this?
Yesterday I met up with another mom and her kids for an afternoon hike. Last week was so cold, so we were excited to get out on such a gorgeous day.
The trails were muddy, but the kids loved it. They were rolling around making a real mess of themselves. It was deep and their feet were sinking and that’s when the other mom yelled “quicksand!” I’m not sure the kids even know about quicksand, but they were excited and all started yelling “We’re in quicksand, help!” We let them play for a while, but wanted to move on. I couldn’t get them to leave the mud. Then suddenly the other mom looked at me and said she had a trick up her sleeve. She yelled “THE WOLVES ARE COMING!” The kids looked terrified and looked all around. “They are, they’re running, they’re almost here, the wolves, I hear them, they’re coming, run!”
The kids ran as fast as they could, but their heavy, muddy clothes were too much and they were frustrated. We headed back to our cars, the hike was over. They were confused and kept looking around for the wolves.
Obviously everyone needed a bath so we said we were headed home instead of back to her house for a play date. She said we should come over afterwards for a game of Twister. We went home, showered and headed over for Twister & pizza and that worked out well. As we were driving out of the woods my youngest kid asked about the wolves, he wanted to know if they were chasing our car. I told him they were probably playing in the mud.