In a moment of extreme non-lucidity, I randomly suggested for God only knows what reason that the girls and I have a backyard campout.
Let me qualify that statement so the import is apparent: I’ve never camped out before in a tent except for one time in the British Lakes District with an ex boyfriend, and he set up the tent (for that matter, he carried the tent in his backpack). And there were regular bathrooms and hot water that cost a pound for not quite enough time.
Of course, my camping excursion with the kids will have hot water and showers–just inside the house, where there will also be a hot breakfast and most likely many evening snacks.
But still…outdoors. Tent. Two squealing little girls. Tent.
About that tent…got it in a garage sale on a total whim recently. Clearly, that was my first mistake.
I’m looking forward to our backyard adventure. Hopefully I’ll come out of it relatively unscathed. Minimal sore back, not too many allergies, only one or two bug bites….and a ton of fabulous mommy-daughters memories!
Maybe not such a Big Mistake after all …
Got any backyard campout experiences to share? Tips?