One must always wear the correct gear for a hike through the forest.
If at all possible, rain boots, worn on the wrong feet, are ideal. Of course pajamas are a first choice… when nothing else is clean.
A prom dress is good for air circulation, and when your four year old will not wear anything else.
Being mindful of safety is always a priority when hiking with small children, so do be sure to help them find giant sticks.
Make sure you have an infant strapped to you at all times. Because, it is not a true adventure if your little one isn’t shrieking while you scramble up the side of a steep valley…. while chasing another toddler.
And of course, no hike with little ones would be complete without at least one full meltdown.
Just another day in the life of a mom trying to keep her kids away from screens… if only for a couple of hours.