Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Things I learned while camping

Rain is good for the earth, however...
Rain is not good for keeping clothes clean on the bodies of 21 children for four days

Having many big trees around our spot was good for shade, however....
Fir needles float, thereby giving off the appearance of solid land when indeed they are just a mask for the huge, deep puddle underneath them

Boots are awesome, however...
White socks are not

Jerky is interestingly tasty roasted over a fire, however...
Soggy boot insoles are not good roasted over a fire

S'mores are still as good as ever, however...
It takes a long time to wash warm marshmallow from the backside of one little girl when you accidentally fling it on her bottom instead of in the fire pit

BBQ Chicken is good camping food, however...

How many hotdog lunches is it legal to have during one extended weekend?

Spankings with moon boots don't hurt so bad, however...
Spankings with a broom... now that smarts

Laughing so hard you can hardly breath is great, however...
Laughing so hard you wet your last pair of dry pants is not

Feeding other people's children lots and lots of sugar is hilarious, however...
Having those parents leave for a few hours while you babysit (after you fed them lots of sugar) is a punishment of the worst proportions

Frightening children in their tent with the sounds of a "pretend" cougar is a riot, however...
Finding out the next day they stayed up for four hours afraid and shaking before running to grandma's trailer to sleep was not looked highly upon by others

Having a three birthday (and 2 anniversary) weekend is wonderful, however...
Do not attempt to bake three cakes in various travel trailers. Just buy one instead - then you won't have the waste of the black cake casing (aka burnt bottom and sides) to dispose of or get some unsuspecting youth to eat (while laughing at him)


Allowing children to free range while on a campout is great, however...
Be prepared for reports of foul language that you'll never be able to live down. Because they came from YOUR son. And it happened more than once.

Having a bathroom nearby is great for our kids, however...
The tree is always closer

5 comments:

Misty said...

such a GREAT breakdown! Loved it. Wish I had been there... :(

the160acrewoods said...

looks like a great weekend! lol
and Happy Birthday!!! :)

farm suite said...

Your weekend sounds fabulous! I'd have eaten the burnt chocolate rather than go hungry.

Emily said...

Jeff and I are still rolling with laughter! You are such a poet!! We had a great weekend with your fam, Payton still wants to go live with you!! ;)

Farm Chick said...

Oh, so Em finally remembered your blog addy, eh?? I had a bloggy good time torturing her with our "blah, blah, BLOG".LOL

Every bit of the marshmallow is now spread throughout the trailer. Thank. You.

I hope you had half as much fun as I did because I had the best time EVER! Except, well the part about my dog. And the getting in trouble for the dog. And the dog poop. And the dog smell in my Suburban. And the burt cake smell....
Yeah, I had a great time!!LOL!