The best way to have a microadventure is to plan one, not just in your mind—you need to write it down on the calendar. This is imperative because if you are anything like our family, if you don’t plan it, then it usually doesn’t happen.
I classify a microadventure as anything that is out of the house, out of the yard (unless you’re having a family slumber party there) and outside for an hour or more. Adventure is more attitude than anything else.
My mother, who has always hated guns, never dissuaded us from playing with toy ones. There was, however, a lot of talk about gun safety, and we were routinely quizzed on what we should do if we found a real gun.