10 Things camping with children taught me
1. Baby, you’re a firework!~ When we got to our campground, Miss E did airplane circles all around, singing at the top of her little lungs, “Baby, you’re a firework!” Apparently, freedom just feels good.
2. You should ALWAYS build a fortress in the woods.
3. The world is soooo beautiful! ~ Miss O informed me of this fact a time or two.
4. If you don’t look directly at their dirty hands when they eat, it will hurt less.
5. It doesn’t matter if the kids are wet and cold, they will still be mad when the parental units call it quits early.
6. Flowers just belong in your hair.
7. All the hard work of getting out the door is so totally worth it.
8. A little dirt never killed anyone, and if I didn’t look too closely, I didn’t even notice.
9. Hiking around a lake with little ones should always inspire the need for a potty break thus requiring an immediate dash for the local hole in the ground. And after returning to the trail and finding the rest of the group long gone, a hike with the two slowest, pokiest hikers on the planet is required. Alas, it was probably the highlight of my morning. Miss E and Miss O chatted my ears right off and we discussed important things like, “Why does that man stand in the middle of the lake to fish?”
10. S’mores may seem like a good idea until placed in the hands of children. Then they are just an ooey, gooey nightmare. And don’t EVER buy the gigantic roasting marshmallows. They may be great for grownups, but they are not so great for kiddos.