These kids can run, jump, swim, and frolic for HOURS at the beach in blazing sun. So why is it that when I take them on a hike, this is what I get after the first half mile?Bear is dramatically collapsed on the grass. (Until I mused thoughtfully that I sure hoped she wouldn't get a tick. Then she jumped up with alacrity). Bug and their friend C. are clustered, panting with imagined dehydration in the shade, while asking, "Are we done? Can we go back now?"
Miraculously, they were able to soldier through 18-holes of mini-golf after hiking, despite their sheer and utter exhaustion. The little troopers.