I don't really think I can think of anything worse than packing all my stuff, my kids stuff, taking them out to the wilderness, slathering on bug spray, and sleeping on the ground a tent. I spent 12 days in a hospital this year. That is enough roughing it in my opinion... Back in my single days I loved camping on the beach but it isn't my thing (especially with 3 kids, one still in diapers). Not Chris' though...
Yes, the strange man I married (and love) has this FABULOUS idea (note sarcasm) to take my three spoiled kids into the wilderness. Well actually he only planned on taking the boys but I pulled the sexism card b/c lets be honest, I need the time to try and catch on work and if Rachel stayed I wouldn't get much work done ;) So the Itteh bitteh kitteh campin commiteh is going camping. Oh Cod! This just sounds like a horrible idea.
If this sounds familiar, well it is. He tried to go with our congregation about a month ago. It went horridly. Rachel was MISERABLE and they never even got to a camp site. The rain hit them and than a hail storm. They were home before the night was up. This time the weather can't be an excuse. Whatever happens, unless he admits defeat for a crazy idea he will be sleeping in the wild with three kids who are nothing but wilderness kids. I'm glad Chris brothers are coming. Otherwise I would be really worried.
As truly silly as I think this whole thing is I must add, I respect Chris sooooo much for trying this. Cally is still in diapers after all. This is not going to be easy and Chris knows it. The kids have a really super strong bond with me and I know that is why he is doing this. He wants them to have a strong happy life long bond. I don't think this is the way I would go about that but man I respect Chris for having the courage to try. To have the faith to want to have a close bond with his kids. For all of Chris' fallacies he loves us all and he does want us to be close. Daddy is not some part-time job.
Still, I am less than convinced this is going to be a good idea. Time will tell. Hopefully this won't end up a scary story that we all tell around a camp fire.