My hubby keeps bringing up going camping with our girls.
Okay, folks. First of all, I don’t like camping. Second of all, the girls are not quite two yet. I see disaster written all over this – do you? (If you don’t, I’m happy to explain it to you! HA!)
But since it keeps on getting brought up in our conversations (and I even caught him looking at tents for sale the other day), I decided that, since there are hacks for all kinds of things these days, there’s got to be some hacks for camping with kiddos. Right?
I mean, have you thought about going camping with your kids? Maybe you have taken your kids on a camping trip and it was awful. No matter if you have never been camping with your kids or have taken them out several times, the following hacks will provide you (and me!) with ways to take your camping trip with kids to the next level. When you use these hacks everyone is sure to have a good time and you will create lasting memories with your wonderful family.
When it comes to camping with kids, being organized is going to go a long way. One of the best things that you can do is to purchase some clear tubs to pack all of your supplies in. Clear tubs allow you to see what is inside, which makes it easier to find what you need when you need it.
Since our girls were born (20 whole months ago – WOW!) we haven’t done any traveling. Well, I take that back. We went to see my aunt and uncle about 3 hours away, but that was it. After all, traveling with twins to the next city over is challenging enough – going on an actual vacation or anything similar is just a ton of work. But here lately we’ve been discussing camping as a possible option. Hey, don’t get me wrong: if I’M gonna camp it’s gonna be in an RV! But that might be a decent option for our family at this point.
As parents, there are a lot of things that stress us out when it comes to our kids. Their health, safety, and whole demeanour when traveling is concerned. For some reason, there’s a lot of apologizing happening in planes and buses. If going from point A to point B makes them quite a handful already, what more if it is a camping trip?
Don’t worry, there are always ways to curb stress when you are camping with your kids. Here are some of them!
The following is an actual conversation between my husband and I:
Me: I’m not going camping.
J: Well, why not?!
Me: Um, birds and snakes and ants and bears and other insects…just a few reasons for ya.
J: We should do a test run!
Me: A test run?
J: A pitch-a-tent-in-the-backyard test run!
Me: Jerrod, I’m not going camping.
J: In the backyard!!!
Me: Jerrod, I’m not going camping. My foot is down. Actually, both my feet are down. No camping.
Jerrod: But we already have a fire pit in the backyard and everything!
Me: And you know what? I already have a bed INSIDE the house. I’m not going camping.
J: You never want to do ANYTHING FUN!
Perhaps that conversation didn’t go the way he wanted it to because he used the word TENT and not the word RV. I’m just sayin’. If “camping” could look something like this…
…then I’d be a bit more up for tagging along!
Well…apparently, it CAN, according to John from Smooth Decorator! He’s here today to give us some RV camping trip essentials! Take it away, John!
RV camping trips are an excellent activity for a summer holiday: you’ll get to spend more time outdoors, explore new areas and possibly even meet new people. But in some cases, things can get out of hand on the go, which is why it is vital to have all the gear necessary for the trip packed in advance and ready for use. To help you stay on top of RV camping essentials, we have a short list of items and gizmos you should definitely have at hand during your summer adventure.