It is a beautiful day, and I allowed the kids to carry their lunches out to the backyard and eat in their new fort. After about ten minutes, to my surprise, they all came in and settled at the dining table.
Me: Why did you come back inside?
Mariel: The terrors of the outside world were too much for us.
Triss: There were spiders out there.
Clearly, we need to be doing a lot more nature study than we are currently.