I promise you this, if you can find a way to take your kids sword fighting with cattails, your kids will love you for it! I don’t know a single kid that doesn’t love making a mess and whacking things with a stick, so add this one to your list of fun outdoor activities to do with kids.
As you probably already know, yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. day, and because of it, my kids were given the day off from school. So, as a work from home Dad, one of the most difficult things for me to do is to work while my kids are off from school. And you might think that it’s because they’re running around the house like a bunch of monkeys while I’m trying to record a YouTube video or write up a blog post, and that might be part of the reason. But the main reason is that I want to get out and do something fun with them while they have a free day.
So, instead of working, I decided to take the day off!
Our plan was simple….take a drive out to Bonita Creek, have a picnic and do some hiking. After our picnic, we skipped some rocks, explored the area and in the end, finished the trip off sword fighting with cattails!
It was a perfect, seventy degrees outside. We were down in a canyon near a stream, and the cattails were ready to explode. Our kids don’t see cattails very often out here in the Arizona desert, so this started out as Mom and Dad simply showing them how cool it was to whack the cattails against a rock to see them explode.
It then turned into a cattails mess and will probably be one of my families most memorable moments. Because of my decision to work from home, I don’t have an employer that dictates when I do or do not work. I’m not tied down to a storefront or traditional business which requires my time every day of the week.
The home business lifestyle is undeniably the choice for me.
Enjoy the video!
Sword Fighting with Cattails – Fun Activities for Kids