If watching other people’s home videos wasn’t the world’s most boring activity, I’d subject you to the videos that my parents took of our family trips. Four girls and two relentlessly good spirited parents grinning while washing babies in plastic buckets, heating canned potatoes over a camp stove, and sleeping six to a tent.
James and I are hoping to take Faye for her first camping trip in just a few weeks. Our campsite will be a hodge podge of bought and borrowed camping gear filled in with things dragged directly from apartment to camp. If it was all up to me and a benefactress, the gear would be somewhat more…photogenic.
Since I’m still waiting on the benefactress bit, here’s a little daydream instead:
1. A canvas tent that’s just the right size for 2.5. 2. Two hobo knife sets. 3. Cheery enamel mugs for our morning cups of coffee. 4. A tiny camp stove for heating up a little breakfast. 5. A mini skillet. 6. A shiny brass lighter. 7. Two camp stools; good to perch on while roasting marshmallows, telling tall tales, and bouncing a wee bébé. 8. A woollen blanket for snuggling.