How fortunate we are to be able to choose so many locations, within only short distances of our homes, where we can, ‘get away from it all’.
We have national parks, bush camping locations, the sea, mountains, rivers and water storage areas. We truly do live in the lucky country, but do we really make use of all this natural beauty, by taking the opportunity to enjoy it as family?
Do we get so tied up in ours and the kid’s day to day activities that, although we might yearn for the chance to enjoy a touch of freedom, our commitments quite often seem to prohibit us from experiencing even simple pleasures?
Leisure time for our children seems to be to spend countless hours in front of TV or playing games at a computer screen? Meanwhile a little exercise for all of us would help in alleviating the sedentary way of life that is prevalent in our country today.
Occasionally we should give ourselves and our families a break and get away together to revel in the beauty that surrounds us and experience the fun of exploring and the sharing of adventures.
A little forward planning is all that’s needed, because being family together is important to not only the kid’s development but to our own as well.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.