I’ve started thinking about what kind of vacations we can do this summer with two little ones and a limited income. At this point in our lives, one of the most viable options is camping. I used to love camping with my family, and we have had several fun campouts with our kids. I think they will only get better as our kids get older!
My husband took K on a father/son campout recently and K had so much fun, I don't see how we can not go camping this summer.
Camping is one of the cheapest ways to spend quality time with your family. Bonds are formed as you experience life differently than how you see it every day. There is so much to learn and experience in nature that can't be replicated anywhere else.
If nothing else, it's wonderful to get away, and unplug from our chaotic, electronic filled lives. We get so used to constant noise and visual stimulation through computer or television that it's easy to forget what happens in the world around us.
When I think about camping and what works best for us, I can’t help but think about our great, two room camping tent (it’s kind of similar to the huge ones in the link). My husband worked for an outdoors type of store and got one on a huge discount and I’m so glad he did. We don’t have to worry about being crowded, especially since kids require 5 times as much stuff as adults do! As long as we take good care of this tent, it should last us for many years.
I don’t know how my parents handled two kids in this tent (I’m the cute scrawny kid on the left):
Disclaimer: I did receive compensation for this post, but everything in this post is written by me, with honest to goodness hopes of going camping this summer with my family!