Took my two daughters and two of their friends on our annual trek into the Montana wilderness…it was quite the adventure…A torrential downpour coupled with pea-sized hail for over an hour, a run-in with a beehive, a chipped tooth, a wrong direction, setting up camp whilst soaked, and
so very very proud of these women. just badasses. i pushed em to the brink and some awesome little spots of time and father moments appeared…they’re witty, they’re caring, they’re thoughtful, they’re helpful, they’re funny, and as I was across the lake fishing I was able to hear them sitting together laughing and telling stories and listening to music. my job as a parent is to expose them to these extremes and these woods…maybe the mountains and love for hiking won’t stick but they’ll know how fucking tough they are. my job is to shut the hell up and listen AND learn from them…it’s their time and their world.