At the first hint of sunshine and warm weather last weekend, we took off on our first spring adventure of the year. Snacks packed. Kids in the car. Not much of a plan besides Beany’s request for a beach. Lucky for her, New England has plenty of coast to go around.I tend to fall into such a trap of overanalyzing and overplanning every aspect of our outings. What if the weather suddenly drops 30 degrees? What if Bear gets cranky? What if the beach is busy, or we can’t find parking, or there’s no kid-friendly place to play?
Kids don’t worry about these things. And because of that, there’s a lot that kids can teach you. Pack extra coats. Pack extra snacks. But everything else? Just let it go. Here’s what my kids have taught me:Appreciate the view.Experience nature.Love the company you’re with.We need each other. Everything else is extra.