This happened last week but I am still so happy I have got to post about it.
I have a daughter (12) and a son (8).
My daughter has always loved the outdoors. My wife was carrying her up mt whitney at 3 months old. No matter where we went, snow camping, road trips, the backcountry etc... we towed her along and she loved it. To this day we spend a lot of time outdoors together. She is also a great climber.
My son hates the outdoors. As a matter of fact he has always hated going anywhere. Road trips, travelling, camping, hiking etc..... never liked it. He has slowly started to come around and likes to travel but when it came to hiking he still hated it.
Last week I take the kids out for a day hike at a local spot. After a couple miles we get to a overlook with an awesome view. I am impressed my son has even made it this far, usually he is complaining within minutes.
We top out and my son starts to tell me how much fun he is having, how incredible the view is etc......
I was floored...