To be honest, climbing trees was never going to be any great hardship to my children.
Getting them to stop climbing things is often a problem.
But they do no need any encouragement.
Miss J, in particular, is a very keen climber.
She has quite literally reached heights that I have never managed.
Whether in shorts or a skirt, she is up trees as often as possible.
Higher, and higher, she goes.
She really does have no fear.
The boy is a little more tentative in his tree-climbing adventures…