I totally forgot to blog about camping. Our little family went camping for the first time back in January.
We have had the tent since Millar was a baby, but never taken it further than the backyard, and have never spent the night in it.
We decided to stay close to home in case it all went pear shaped and we needed to come home. Castlemaine is only an hour away from us, so we booked into the Big4 for the weekend, loaded up the car and off we went.
Our trip was almost over before it began when a tent pole broke. But a trip to the local Bunnings to purchase the fix-all duct tape and cable ties made it all better (but I think we’ll get a new one before our next trip).
The kids LOVED Camping. The novelty of sleeping in a tent was awesome.
The jumping pillow at the big 4 was awesome. The kids in the tent next door who were the exact same age and had cool toys were awesome. Everything was awesome.
The first night was hideous where sleep was concerned. Xanthe kept waking up and crying and we did not get a lot of sleep. But the kids STILL loved it. We stumbled through the next day and went to local Australia day celebrations and had a much better sleep on the second night.
Overall, we had an awesome time and the kids declared it the best weekend EVER!
With the kids occupied and happy, jumping on the jumping pillow which we could see from our tent, Hubby and I even got to relax a bit which was great.
We cant wait to go camping again and have booked into a camp site in the Grampians during the upcoming school holidays. We are all really excited…. However, I checked the weather forecast and it is not looking good at all!
We are in for a very wet camping experience indeed! There may even be thunder and lightning! this could completely change the way the kids feel about camping. This may be declared the worst weekend ever.
Gumboots, raincoats and umbrellas are now on the packing list, but I really hope the weather changes its mind for us.
I’m trying to keep positive. Perhaps the kids will love it anyway.
Have you ever taken kids camping in the rain?