Monday, July 26, 2010

Things to Remember

I love camping.  LOVE IT.  The camp fires, the family time, the making memories.

Sort of like giving birth, there are things you forget.  Or things you are never told.  So to spare all those other mothers out there I am going to share them with you.

Camping by yourself for 8 days at a campsite where you cant have hot water or electricity is hard.  Doing that with six kids without your husband there is plain old crazy making!

It will rain.  Inevitably it will rain. 
Six kids stuck inside of a tent trailer makes for a crazy mom.
But good memories.

Kids will get dirty.  Babies will get very dirty. 

Dirt will not kill your children.  You, however, after 8 days camping and no shower, might.  Or at least try and lose the dogs in the woods.

Two year olds will quit napping, one year olds will wake up before dawn and teenagers will want to stay up until midnight.   And you will decide that Jesus Himself made the water into wine and you will support that miracle in anyway possible.

But the sun will shine and the beach will call and you will forget all the reasons why it was hard because you are making memories with your kids.

And then you will come home and have to do laundry for a week. And take a very, very long shower.


Michelle, Dave & Babes said...

Oh my, you are a very brave woman. We've done camping this year with our 3 plus a friend in a tent trailer. That was hard enough, and it was sunny most of the time. Can't imagine more in the trailer in the rain.

Andy said...

It looks like you had an awesome amazing time!!!

Patty said...

LOVE IT! said...

dirt is fun.
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Mama Drama Times Two said...

Found you through Essies Blog and am thrilled to see you survived camping with the kids. We are heading out camping to Northern Vermont soon with our crew and am a bit more confident now after seeing all the fun your family managed to have camping in the rain!