That's putting it mildly. She's terrified to go outside at all now. So the thought of sleeping outside was out of the question. We had to bring the veggies for Saturday night's dinner, and she negotiated it down to only 2 hours of being at the campsite on Saturday. We're trying this new "guilt" thing now that she's old enough to understand reasoning. So that meant I was going to hold her to the deal that she had set. We got there and I didn't setup the tent or anything. We just unpacked the food and started having fun.
|She grocery shops in footy pajamas and giant sunglasses|
|Fanning the flames off camping fun|
|hanging with my little girl|
Of course, after s'mores it was time for us to head back home. And once she got out playing with her friends and having fun by the campfire, she didn't want to go home! Imagine that. But we had a deal and she had to stick with what we had agreed to, so she cried the whole way home. :(
Sunday morning led to more guilt. With the EG, we tell her to do something, she says no, it ends in crying and sometimes that gets her out of it sometimes she cries during it. Apparently with this whole guilt thing when she chose to take 2 hours to brush her teeth and eat breakfast, it still led to crying. This time it was because we got back to the campsite just as everyone else was packing up. Fortunately a few people were still going to the local beach, so we got in on that action even though we missed building and decorating the torches for the Fall Outing in a few weeks.
Seriously, everything you can ever do with that child ends in crying. it's like having a 7 year old newborn.
|We did not bring a change of clothes. didn't anticipate the beach.|
|I think I know where this is heading|
|yep, there it is.|
|The lifejackets really helped her feel more safe|