Monday, February 18, 2013

Do you go camping with your kids?

 Soon we are going to go camping with our 4 kids.  4 KIDS! 

I have no idea why I agree to these things, but it's got to be better this year with a 10, 7, 5 and 4 year old than the time we went camping with 3 kids ages 6, 3, and 1 year old!

A few things I have to say about that photo above from 2009:
  • Why yes, if you are my daughter one does camp in a large pink hairbow!
  • That is indeed a blue toddler potty right up next to our tent in plain sight of anyone walking by, because we are nothing if not classy campers!
  • Those plastic storage tubs?  Are a lifesaver for storing your food items at night when there are strange creatures rustling through your campsite! 
  • It's been 4 years, but I still remember all the NOT SLEEPING that went on during that camping trip!
  • We survived, we survived, we survived!
Really, I think it has been too long, though, since we really camped (not counting the sleeping in a tent in our city park that we've done the past few years as part of our city's "Tents in Town" event).  So I've forgotten that I'm not a big fan of the camping, mostly because I am a fan of personal hygiene and climate control and sleeping more than a couple inches from my children!  Or maybe, just maybe this year will win me over, I'll be hooked on camping!  We shall soon see. . .

1 comment:

  1. I have two kids all grown up now, but some of our happiest family memories were made on camping trips. Often on camping trips that did not go 100% according to plan. (you laugh about those things later)

    I think camping is great for family bonding-have fun!


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