|This. Can. Not. Stand.|
As such, here are the ten commandments for camping with kids. At least once.
- Thou shalt not plug anything in while you are camping. at all.
- Thou shalt not eat anything that requires more cooking utensils than a piece of aluminium foil and/or a stick.
- Thou shalt not bring that stick with you. The woods have plenty of sticks.
- Thou shalt not shower. If you're dirty, live with it. If you absolutely can't live with it, jump in the lake.
- Thou shalt not freak out when you child gets too close to the fire. We don't want anyone immolated, but nothing gives a child a healthy fear of fire like a little first degree burn.
- Thou shalt be ready for a month of steroids if that's what it takes to get your kids off of the beaten path.
- Thou shalt not scream like a horror movie bimbo if a spider ends up in your tent. It's a bad example to set.
- Thou shalt respect the environment. I'm not saying you have to go native here, but if you mess it up, clean it up.
- Thou shalt make your kids bait their own hooks.
- Thou shalt not bring a checklist of activities into the woods. Thou ist out here to teach your kids that camping is fun.
Happy camping everyone. Make the time to do it, have some fun, and be (largely) safe.
|That's no pool, people.|