It’s that time once again – the weekend that my children look forward to all year – it’s time to go camping.
We’ve spent the last week finding things, packing them, unpacking and repacking them.
Sleeping bags were aired out, food prepared, camera batteries found.
Towels were selected – good enough so I wouldn’t be embarrassed that they were seen in public – but old enough to potentially get ruined or forgotten.
Lists were made, checked off, remade, and adjusted.
A million little details were taken care of.
All of this for 3 days.
Days full of hot dog roasts, creek wading, and playing Frisbee. These are long days and short nights with mosquito bites and sunburn.
But – we’ll spend those days with each other – no distractions – no i pods, mp3 players, computers, TV, or radio – there isn’t even cell phone reception!
We will eat way too much, laugh till we cry, and make some amazing memories.
Is it worth all the trouble, the time spent preparing, the 3 hour car drive, and the sunburns?
I’m just as exciting as the kids are!
Have a wonderful July 4th weekend!