Campout. That's what Little E calls her sleeping bag. I love it. She was so excited to go camping with everybody. We all were. It's so nice to get out and forget about all your worries. There's something to be said about nature and how it makes you feel, that you could live in a tent with no running water, no electricity and cook your food by the campfire, because you are out there with your family and what else do you need, really?
I'm a very busy person, I often can't sit still. My D has complained about this our entire marriage, cause he knows how to relax and has a hard time getting me to. So, to get me to go camping takes a lot. But I have to admit, I LOVE IT! I love that I can spend all the time in the world with my kiddos, playin' in the dirt. Why isn't life like that? Why can't it be? Because I'm a clean freak, a project doer, have a busy calling in church, and so much more?
Well I vow to make a change, to sit down with Miss H and Little E to read stories more, let the dishes sit in the sink. Play playdoh and not worry about the mess we are making on the floor, it can be swept up! Take my kiddos to the park more, it's beautiful outside, why are we not out there? Stop everything and listen to my kids when they are talking, then I might not have to say, "I'm sorry what did you say, I wasn't listening".
So, from now on, we slow down!
I want to make our home a campout.
And Little E, of course you can bring your campout and we'll read lots of stories!