Family Fun Night: Mystery Drive

My husband is in charge of this one. He's been doing this ever since the children were very young. I usually try to arrange NOT to be available for this one. Let's just say, I don't like the ambiguity. The rest of the clan, however, think it is super duper fun.

The plan is simple. Dad and kids pile into the car after supper. Dad drives out to the end of our driveway and pauses. He picks a child's name and asks, "Left or right?" Child #1 shouts out the direction and off they go. Every time Dad decides to turn, he asks another child which direction to take, and so on, and so on and so on...

You would think they would get hopelessly lost, but not my DH. He has a keen sense of direction (a gift I do not have). He also teaches the children how to get back home by paying attention to the direction of the moving sun. At night, he teaches them to navigate by the North Star. Whenever they come home the kids are bubbling with excitement over the adventures they met.

"She thought we were lost, but I just KNEW we weren't because I remembered that old red barn..."
"We saw a deer, Mom!"
"Dad had the music up soooo loud, Mom."
"I got to drive up the driveway!"

And a good time was had by all...