We are intrepid explorers! Lost isn't in our vocabulary!

"Mom, I've got everything I need for an adventure here in my bag," came Jude's voice from behind me. I turned around from where I was peeling potatoes for supper, recognizing the explorer bag I had made for his fifth birthday "safari party". He started pulling things out and itemizing them. "Animal book [also from the party, containing information on Africa and African mammals], water, flashlight, knife, pirate bracelet..."



"Wow, you sure do sound prepared! Where are you going?"

"Africa."

"Cool!" I said.

He went and got the globe and set it on the dining room table. "I think it will take three days to get there. We'll go to Antarctica on the first day, then to China on the second day, then to Africa."

"That's quite the scenic route... When will you be back?"

"By supper."

Hmmm...



Jabin eventually joined in the fun. They sat happily at the kitchen table, describing their route and adventures for the next half an hour. But they hadn't actually got past China by the time supper was ready. Better planning next time, I guess!