Mama Says Om: Camp
Bugs, caterpillers, and spiders, all things that around our house we want gone. However in the great outdoors of camping, they are friends. Well, sort of.
At the family reunion camping trip, all of the kids found these caterpillers. They carried them around on their shirts, in their hands, and even in little bug cages. I have never seem my daughter so happy. She wanted to bring them all home, to see what they would become.
The great thing about camping, the very best thing of all is getting dirty. At home, I try to keep them clean. While we camp, I give up. There is no way to keep tiny hands from touching dirt or twigs. And they love it.
I remember, as a child, camping all of the time, every summer we went camping. Yet my oldest daughter has only been camping a few times. Once when she was only 4 months old, once when we went to a family reunion for my dad's side (wasn't really camping as we stayed in a cabin) and this summer, which really counts since we were in a tent, and it rained on us, and it hailed and we came home dirty.
Why don't we go more? Why? Because my darly husband is in the military. He said he has had his fill of camping while doing training. So I will patiently wait until he is once again ready to camp, because he and I- we've only been camping together once, and it was long before kids. (Yes, that means every time I have taken Rhayn camping, its with my parents.)
So here is to getting to camp more- maybe next summer!
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