Friday, July 19, 2013

I love not camping.

I love not camping.*

I can count the number of times that I have gone camping as an adult on two elbows. Once, when I was pregnant and somehow got roped into going to an extensive family reunion on my husband's side. The other time, I was literally (okay, not literally) roped into the minivan and made to go camping with my children. Mr. Floozy loves camping. I love not camping. I don't mind the daytime part. It's at night when I suddenly have to pee twelve times and trip over the same log twelve times to get to the outhouse. I can deal with bugs during the day, but at night they become Demon Bugs that can grow and contract. Grow big enough to throw a saddle over and small enough to crawl into my ear canal. When I go camping, I don't sleep, and when I don't sleep, I go crazy. All camping and no sleep make Floozy a dull girl. If I haven't had a good night's rest, please keep me away from all sharp objects.

But I have been looking back at old photos of that one time we took our kids camping. And they are so cute, that I almost feel tempted to take them camping again. Almost.


Contemplating fire in a deeply philosophical way.
Goons

Instead, I take them to SPACE CAMP! like the pale-skinned ginger nerds they are.


It's RED ALERT, kids! Isn't this fun!

Taking a break right before the Nerd Parade. 



*I got this lovely stitchable quote from the duo behind Peck's Vanilla during a Craft Lake City mixer. The very nice lady told me that I could have the quote, I loved it so much. The crafters and food-artisans of Utah are the coolest, yo.

8 comments:

  1. NOT camping is probably my favorite activity of all time. Not even cute goofy kid faces could make me go. You are a good mommy.

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    1. That camping trip was about seven years ago. I think that I get credit for it, oh, for forever and ever.

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  2. Why would I go to all that time, effort, and hassle to go and not sleep and pee and poop outside? Seriously, it's like prepping for two days to go have the worst night ever. And then recovering for two days after. We are not a camping family. We've never been, we never will.

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    1. I think that people who like camping are people who don't go crazy if their sleep is interrupted. This is currently my working theory.

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  3. Once again, our friendship is confirmed.

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  4. I grew up camping & I love it -- I love it more because my parents upgraded to an RV awhile back and I no longer had to sleep on the ground.

    Alas, now that I've got my own family, it's back to roughing it. We went once right after we got married (with our roommates), but I dont think I'll even attempt it until the kid is four or 12 or 18.

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    1. I think camping in an RV sounds doable, but the raw sewage removal at the end of the trip super freaks me out.

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