WE DID IT!!!! We went camping with 5 children and we survived! We've talked about doing this for a long time, but finally this 'perfect opportunity' came up and I just knew we couldn't let it pass by us. So, we gave ourselves an early Christmas present and bought some gear- trying to keep the purchase to the main necessities- and then we took the plunge.
We had a great time! Camping will be one of our 'family things'! I didn't even have major complaining (wait, did I have ANY complaining?) from my girls. My son, stayed an extra night even! We had to come back a day earlier than our friends because we had the baby staying with my MIL and needed to get home to her. I was glad we made this decision to come back early because, for now, 2 nights in the woods is enough especially for the younger kids! ; ) Ok, and for those of us with 'older bodies'. 2 nights was the perfect amount of time to leave us wanting to go back.
I LOVE those cool nights by the campfire with the family and friends we love and enjoy hanging out with. And I LOVE falling asleep to the sounds of nature. It really does remind me of back home- living in the country with my parents growing up. The sounds of the night really do bring me back and give me peace. Call me strange, but I'm a camping kinda girl! I just hope my husband wants to come!!! ; )