Some might call me crazy (and indeed they do), some might call me brave. Perhaps even a sucker for punishment. To all of this I say–I just love (and crave) a good challenge. I also actually like camping and outdoor adventuring as does my partner. These are traits that we hope to pass onto our kids. If you’re not down with peeing in the woods, or bugs, or any of that action then you probably aren’t reading very much farther past this line, right?
For each and every extra responsibility and chore that comes from camping with toddlers, there are the following: evening bonfires under a magnificent star-lit sky, endless dips in the lake and frolicking on a beach shore, the sticky-sweet promise of s’mores and toothy, gaping grins, falling asleep to the sound of water kissing rock and trees swaying with the gentle breeze. Oh, and the promise of doing nothing but spending some quality family time together.
Of course, it could rain. And then you might realize that you didn’t bring a tarp, forgot the s’more ingredients, and the bug spray too. Then you’re pretty much doomed. I’m all about avoiding those avoidable catastrophes and enjoying the beauty and splendour of camping off the grid, getting back to basics, and challenging your spirit a bit. It really is good for the soul. Yours and your littles.
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