Running wild

I've been ploughing my way through Richard Louv's book Last child in the woods, reading about the importance of kids running wild through nature. Climbing trees, jumping across small brooks and going out fishing. It's very well documented, with lots and lots of pages and I'm finding it hard going, a bit like a long run.

But when I saw this I sighed with relief. My kids are doing the Last child in the woods-thing!

Running wild.

13 comments

Run DMT said...

So cute! I'll have to check out that book.

Joy said...

Yep, kids are supposed to climb trees and get dirty.

So cute! Your little tree monkeys!

More Than Words said...

LOL...Boys!!

One Mom said...

oops! looks like one is escaping over the fence!

Lori @ Msslaydbug said...

This is a great picture - just what children were meant to do ! I've never heard of the book before !

Suzi said...

Mine even get ladders in order to climb trees. They roll in mud puddles like little sows, it's great.

ShutUpandRun said...

GREAT photo. I love that. I always push my kids to be out running wild and playing in the rain and the mud. Enough with TV and video games already!

Teresa said...

What a great shot! Boys are so much fun!

Eli's Lids said...

Love this! We just moved from the city to the country... Well as country as it gets in Orange County! We have lots of mountain trails though so I can't wait for my little ones to get older so we can explore!

Momstart said...

what kind of threes are those?

Staci A said...

How fun! At least they'll get some of their energy out outside versus mine running wild indoors!

modern mom said...

Looks so much fun!

I would love to ex-links w/ you, in fact I already grabbed your button. :)

Have a great week.

Tina said...

lol oh how i wish i could climb trees again! i wouldnt dare these days!