Thursday, September 07, 2006

camping 101

This post is a little early but I wanted to start my Mother-Daughter campout post now so I could have my list of must-haves documented. Jenny also wanted me to have my list so she could make sure she has everything for our campout with the girls since she says she hasn't been camping since she was prego with Jared.



camping list-

driving directions
tent
tarp
air mattress
air pump
broom
rug
ice chest
sheets
blanket
pillows
flashlight
batteries
bug spray
chairs
towels
swimsuit
change of clothes
underwear x 3
soap
bath/bed junk
glasses


snacks-
diet coke
wheat thins
candy
chocolate
candy
diet dr pepper
candy


I am also having a bit of a dilemma deciding on if I should take all three of the girls with me. I know it probably sounds crazy since it is a Mother-DAUGHTER campout and I DO have three daughters but I'm torn on what to do. I have been telling Mackenzi for the last five years that maybe we will go on this campout "next year" when it comes around each year. There seems like there is always something that ocmes up and makes me decide not to go. Most years it was because I really didn't socialize much with any girls in our ward and I would have felt awkward just going and hanging out with people I didn't even know. Then two years ago I was nursing a three month old and couldn't bare the thought of going camping. Last year I had a one year old and a husband that wasn't going to be home to leave her with. Now, this same sweet little girl is my dilemma again. Yes, she is two and she has been camping before but with her Grammy and Poppy's trailer and help it wasn't a bad experience. She is suffering from two ear infections and hasn't been sleeping very well so that could cause issues, especially in a tent with others sleeping so close by. Greg's football game is works every Friday night luckily was changed to tonight(Thursday) so he will be home to keep Maryn here. But, he still has his Saturday sports clinic at 630 in the morning. Since it is a stake event most of the young women we could call to watch Maryn on Saturday will be going to the campout. The one guy we could call would have a balistic two year old on his hands when she awoke to have only him in the house with her. So we figured that was a no-go. We are still weighing our sitter options so I am torn of what to do.

I am seeking some advice here!! Do I take Maryn on the campout and possibly have her, and everyone else miserable? Do I leave her home and Mackenzi and Maci, & I have a great time and are able to swim and float in the Frio River and document it all with pictures? Am I going to regret not having my third daughter in our pictures from the mother-daughter campout? What should I do? Please help!!

CHECK BACK LATER FOR ANOTHER POST FROM TODAY! I JUST NEEDED TO GET ADVICE ON THIS FIRST AND HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO UPLOAD ALL OF MY PICTURES FOR MY ORIGINAL THURSDAY POST.

4 comments:

Allison M. said...

I would say if you can Leave Maryn home, then do it, especially if she has ear infections. She has plenty of time to be with you and the girls. Your older girls will cherish the quality time they can spend with their mom.

Have fun! Take lots of pictures. I don't think I have been camping since I was little.

Jill said...

I think I'd rack my brain to find someone to watch Maryn rather than risk ruining the campout for you and everyone else. If she's got double ear infections and is so little then sleeping at home seems like a good idea. I hope you can find someone to watch her, because this mother-daughter campout will be so fun for you and the other girls.

Nana said...

Wish I were there to help, I would love to spend time with little Maryn. I wish I would have known sooner. I know Mackenzi and Maci will love the trip. I hope you can find a sitter so that you can take the other girls. Camping makes great memories. Love to you all and have fun.

Mimi said...

Have no fear...Mimi will be here. Will arrive before 6 a.m. so Greg will be able to make his Saturday morning clinic. Have fun!!