K is for Kids.
Every summer we take part of a week to camp with the grandkids. We hike, cook all manner of yummy campfire foods, explore, identify plants and animals, lounge, stargaze, float leaves down the stream, harass the squirrels, bond with cousins. We sometimes have just four of them, usually eight, but all fifteen are welcome as long as they bring a couple of parents along for crowd control.
I recently picked up a book entitled Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. Louv describes how each generation has become more disconnected from nature. He quotes a fourth grader who says: “I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are.”