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Tuesday
May282019

Remember Who Is More Miserable

WHY DID NONE OF YOU REMIND ME THAT THIS IS A TERRIBLE, NO GOOD IDEA?

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Somehow I completely forgot that Mila jumps aboard her Whineasaki and whiiiiiiiiiiiines every step of a hike. How did I forget that? It seems like the kind of thing that would be good to remember, especially because I can ditch her little butt at home and just take the Big Kid.

You know, the cheerleader.

Who doesn't much like the outdoors.

Or getting dirty.

But LOVES hiking and begs to go further, longer, and into more remote areas.

Huh. Maybe that's why I forgot Mila is the one who complains about all of the things. Her feet hurt from walking. She needs you to carry her. There are plants in the way. Her feet are dirty. Why is there mud everywhere? HER SHOES ARE GETTING DIRTY OMG. Why are there so many bugs? It's too hot/cold/windy/dry/humid/rainy/cloudy/sunny. Why is there weather? Weather is dumb. THE BUG TOUCHED HER. There's mud on her pants. The bird looked at her meanly. There are too many trees. Why are there bugs? The sun is bothering her. Her feet are wet. Why can't she walk in the water? Carry this rock for her. And this one. Where is her stick? HER STICK IS DIRTY. A BUUUUG TOUCHED HER STICK. That's not her stick. Where's her rock? Why are the leaves so ... green? Bugs are mean. Sunscreen is terrible. Bug spray is worse. Can she take this rock home? And this one? She can't walk any further. She's tired. She's hungry. There are too many plants. Why aren't there more flowers? Why isn't there any water to walk in? It's too weathery. The trees need to move out of the way. Her feet hurt. She's tiiiiiiiired.

Basically, anything that Mila loves while in the comfort of her own yard, she hates when we drive five miles to a trail. If we drive ten miles, she'll hate it even more.

IT MAKES NO SENSE.

Seriously, Mila comes in from our back yard completely pouring sweat and covered with sand and mud every single time she goes outside. She spends her free time chasing bunnies and picking up worms. Meanwhile, Alexis hesitates to walk barefoot in the grass because nature is icky.

Why must they body swap when we go on hikes?

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Reader Comments (1)

If you're up for a bit of a drive, Laurel Hill State Park has some amazing trails!

May 29, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKate H

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