having grown up playing in the woods very unsupervised most of the time I'm sure I'll be flexible with DD playing in the woods, if we hopefully live near some...I spent a lot of time bushwhacking with my cousins and following streams to see where they went. We had so much fun, something about exploring outside without adults is just so...wonderful..
Hell as a Senior in high school I was regularly skipping school (I wasn't exactly a model student, although I got great grades) and driving up to the National Forest (this is NH) and going for hikes for hours completely alone. Looking back now I find that doing what I did in high school was WAY more dangerous than playing in the woods as a kid. Hiking alone, without telling anyone where I was, without any real gear to speak of was not the smartest of ideas, but somehow I survived I suppose and I loved my solitary hiking.
I'm not overly concerned about DD playing in the woods when she is old enough, hopefully she'll have a sibling by then and 2 is always better than one when you are outside in the "wilderness"
Edited by Ldavis24 - 5/18/11 at 7:56am