Tobogganing on Family Day #WordlessWednesday
It’s winter in Canada and as the saying goes: if you can’t beat them, join them. As soon as I started to feel better this weekend we decided to hit the toboggan hill. It was minus 25 Celsius and it was a good thing we bundled up because tobogganing is great exercise and it makes you feel like a kid again. There’s something extra fun about that.
This is a Wordless Wednesday post. BUT I am rarely wordless. As I was posting this I started to wonder what does the word mean? It sounds like it might have an aboriginal connotation or history, NO? In fact I looked because why wouldn’t I. Toboggan was a work related object used to haul things back and forth through the snow. The word is thought to originate from the Mi’kmaq and it is likely to mean sled. For more about Canadian history and toboggans you can check out this Canadian history site. Toboggans were used for the fur trade and eventually others discovered how fun they could be and that started tobogganing just because it’s fun! (education is important and so is curiosity.) Do you toboggan with your kids?