From that very first unsteady step to the first word, uttered slowly but with certainty—these are the significant milestones in a typical child’s life. But Bodhi Bennett is not your typical child. At only five days old, Bodhi had already taken his first camping trip. Since then he’s seen and hiked more of the world than most grown-ups—483 km, to be exact—and he’s done it completely before his 2nd birthday.
When Bodhi’s mother Shannon, an experienced backpacker and hiker, became pregnant, she and her husband Blake decided that they would keep on traveling.
“It was important to my husband and Me that our lives didn’t change because we were going to become parents,” Shannon told the Daily Mail. “We heard so many times that kids change your life entirely, and you can no longer do those enjoyable things you did when you were younger. But Bodhi climbs everywhere and enjoys mimicking what we do.”
It's incredibly interesting to see how things change. There was a time I swore I never wanted this…motherhood. It just "wasn't for me". And there are times when I feel like I am losing my mind because I momentarily feel so overwhelmed. But despite all that I can honestly say that there is absolutely nothing in the world better than being these kids mother. It is a privilege and it is the greatest honor to be able to share this life with these darling little people that will happily ride on my back and go with me anywhere. These little people that look to me to teach them cool things. These little people that undoubtably and unconditionally love ME for me. This is what it's all about. ?