Thursday, May 31, 2012

Some Camping Lessons

Memorial Day weekend was our first camping trip of the summer. Here are a few short lessons I learned:
  • Just because your baby hated, and I mean hated (!!!!!), the pool recently, it doesn't mean he won't be jumping in to water over his head the very next time.
  • Watching your 6yo be the leader of a gang of kids will provoke feelings of pride, wonder, and a little nostalgia.
  • Your baby, who loves to eat rocks at home, well, he will still love to eat rocks while you're camping.
  • If you're going to spend a few hours at the pool and your hair is in pig tails, you should apply sunscreen along the part. Or just plan not to brush it or use the hairdryer for the next few days.
  • Melatonin is still a wonder drug, even when you're camping.
  • Having your mom there to help watch the kids makes this whole camping with 2 kids thing a lot easier.
  • Watching a family who has 4 little kids camp will make you feel silly for complaining about camping with just 2 (and want to take lessons from them about how to pack and organize everything!).
  • Camping is a fun way to spend your birthday (although a spa day would be great, too).
Today's Lesson: Doing all the laundry after a camping trip is still the suckiest part.

4 comments:

Peg said...

the rock comments is hilarious :) totally just made me laugh out loud...not a good thing at the office...

Kristin said...

All good stuff to hear! We will be taking James for his first trip to the mountains in July!

Alex said...

How fun! I can't wait to have family camping trips - great lessons!!!

AS said...

I'm glad he loves the water after all!