6 things that are really hard about camping with kids
🥕trying to ensure kids eat something other than breakfast cereal and pretzels.
😴 bedtime, but more concerning is early mornings and trying to keep everyone quiet at 6 am
🪵 dirt everywhere all the time. Camping always brings out this hidden discomfort I have with dirt on everything. I know I can’t beat it, so I spend all day consciously trying to ignore the need to clean
🤸♂️ keeping track of children and trying to figure out what’s socially acceptable and what’s not. How on do I need to be as a parent? How loose can I supervise ? Are they old enough to go to the out house solo?
😡 pre and post trip fatigue makes me wonder if I’m doing this wrong? Or maybe I don’t have the right system in place.
😞 Loneliness of camping… sure the kids make fast friends at the lake or playground, but as an adult going out by myself or with my husband. We found camping to be a lonely 48 hours.
My mom never took us camping. Still to this day she despises the idea. More of a hotel kinda person. But as a girl guide I went regularly from car camping to the bowron circuit. Now as an adult I still feel like I’m trying to find my legs and feel comfortable in the outdoors again