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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Difference Between Boys and Girls: Hiking

On a daily basis, I am reminded that there is a distinct difference between boys and girls. Sure, Boo likes to play video games (and can beat most of the boys in her class) and the Boy doesn't mind a good tea party, but inevitably, the differences emerge.

For instance: Spring Break. This year, we went down to Moab. We hadn't been since the Boy was a toddler so we figured we were due another round.

And on the very first hike up to Delicate Arch, it started to show.

Boo strides down the carved staircase as elegantly as royalty. The Boy decides to turn it into a slide and make the trip on his bum. It didn't quite work, but he wasn't giving up on the idea.

Next hike, the Boy immediately scales the rocky portion of the path while Boo, after watching several other kids slip and slide their way upward, opts for the traditional method.

The kids were empty out their shoes after Sand Dune Arch. Boo brushes off a few pesky grains from between her toes. The Boy dumps out his own mini dune. See that sand on the pavement? Yeah. That's all from his shoes.


Just SO said...

Oh that looks like such fun...even the mini sandpile from the shoe. :)

Kristina P. said...

Haha, so true. I haven't been to Moab in forever!

My old friend Shelli said that you guys were in the same ward! I saw that you friended her on FB. I hadn't talked to her in probably 10 years, so it was good to catch up.

Me (aka Danielle) said...

Isn't it great? The differences I mean.

I have yet to go to Moab! Looks like I've been missing out.

Lorie said...

How cute! And did you post pictures of your cupcakes? I want to see!!!

See Mom Smile said...

I love it. It is so true! And that boy that can scramble up and down mountains gets dead tired after 5 mins in the mall with his sisters!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

I love family hiking. It seems like someone always dies out early, though. (Sometimes it's me.)

Kristie said...

Looks like a grand time! Good thing you don't have a whole pile of boys (like me) otherwise you would have had to take that sand pile home with you to play with later!!!! :) Ahh boys! I love em! And girls to, although mine is just now getting to the girly stage!

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