Saturday, July 5, 2008

Six things I learned this weekend

(And by the way, I'm typing this on my laptop, in my tent in the backyard. Oh yes, I'm such a hardcore camper that I drug two extention cords across the lawn so that I can watch King of the Hill and compose a blog entry while I camp.)

Ok, so here we go, six things I learned this weekend:

1. Camping in your backyard on the 4th of July is a really stupid idea. Unless you enjoy laying in a tent in the middle of the night listening to overhead explosions that sound like world war 3 has started.

2. While camping, remember to leave the tent tightly zipped. Don't let it flap in the breeze all day long or when you try to watch King of the Hill and compose a blog entry on your laptop at night, bugs will swarm the screen.

3. Shop vacs are very effective bug removal devices.

4. Camping in your backyard is super fun when you're a 4 or 8 year old boy.

5. Camping in your backyard is not nearly as fun when you're a 33 mother of two who really just wants to sleep in her own bed, where nothing is exploding over her head and bugs aren't swarming her laptop.

6. It is ridiculously fun for a 33 year old mother of two to watch her children have the time of their lives sleeping in a tent in the backyard. So much so that she'll do it again the next night, just to see them smile. :)

Happy 4th of July weekend! :)


dterryphotography said...

Yeah... #6 is the most important of all. Have fun with the kids! :-)

Nurse Heidi said...

That brought back many fine memories of backyard campouts when I was a kid. At least a couple of them ended in emergency room trips for stitches. I always remember waking up with the dew soaking through the top blanket and it feeling so heavy. Bliss!