+DxChallenged Posted March 19, 2002 Share Posted March 19, 2002 My question is this, when you are caching with your kids what do you do differently to keep them happy/enjoying the sport...reduce grummbeling from from upcomming excersize? After 7 months of caching and over 60 caches I can honestly say that when the kids are along we do things a bit differently. The kids have participated in over 90% of the caching we do. Our 12 year old son doesn't like to miss any and right now is proudly sporting the ring that he got at the LOTR multi cache. The girls are a different story. Our 14 year old daughter has a developmental disability so at first the hiking was a challenge to her. She still is not all that keen on hiking but doens't want to miss an opportunity at a prize. And I must say that her coordination is now way better than it ever was. Before she would lag behind but now, in fear of getting last dibs on a prize...keeps up with the pack. Our youngest gets winded easily and is very thin. So at times now Mike carries her and they resemble a sort of female tiny tim Dickens duo. So what we do differently, *No more than 3 caches a day esp if the girls are along and not off with friends. *Watch the terrain difficulty. Try to keep around a 2- 2 1/2. Honestly after the number we've done and the shape we are in as a whole a 1 seems way too easy. *Promise to go to a buffet afterwards. Son has sprouted over 6 inches so far this year. And they all can find what they want. The quality isn't the best at these places but hey if I can get em caching I'm all for it. *Rotate who finds the box. Son is the best.....and even when the girls are "allowed" to move ahead (he just out paces them) he seems to find the best prizes while they are being distracted. So what do you do? Dx There in the sunshine are my highest aspirations... I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead. LMAlcott Quote Link to comment
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