I love camping with my family. Getting away, just us. (Even if we can’t afford it) It’s just nice to have no electronics, especially for the kids and spend quality time together. We may camp at a place that’s not far from home but it’s far enough and in nature.
They do things with us they don’t do at home without a fight because they’d rather hang with friends or play their tablets or with each other. (Until recently when I made a military type schedule to keep the blow ups at bay since someone….Levi…..does better with a routine scheduled life!)
I know it’s all worth it when my daughter tells me “Do you know what I’m going to do when I get older? I’m going to go camping! A lot! And teach my kids to go fishing and play games.”
We fish and never catch a thing yet she loves it! We play so many board games and Levi always wins and she loves it. This trip they learned checkers and rumy!
Making memories and having fun. That’s what life is all about. Not about money and the finer things. Being with family. Not just your immediate family. Your WHOLE family. I can’t wait for the next 2 weeks to go by and I get to spend it with some of my family at the river to celebrate the life of my grandparents. Sharing in the making of amazing memories. Life’s greatest past time!