Adventurous Parents Should Reflect

Last week there was a story about a father and mother who decided to sail around the world with two tiny children. I guess a tike might find it interesting to battle waves and be tossed around, but when a child comes down with a disease, I have a hunch the warm comfort of a doctor might be more welcome then the sight of fish swimming in the ocean. Yesterday, another story of a nut case parent. Jason Knight took his eight and ten year old sons on a hike into the mountains and got a bit lost. He went down the wrong canyon, then decided to find help, got trapped and the two boys survived on a candy bar and water. Wow, what a wonderful vacation in the wilds of the west. Perhaps, I am somewhat old fashioned, but wouldn’t it be sort of wise if one is taking kids into the wilderness to establish a method of communication with family members in order to have a back up system in operation?

Fortunately, mom remained home and she alerted authorities and a helicopter rescued the boys. For some reason they rescued dad. Why not have him hike his way out? After all, he wanted to play at being a western guide wandering the hills of our country!