Monday, March 14, 2011

Some things I have learnt over the past few days...

On this delirious morning as I peer over the steam of my coffee cup, I feel the need to share a few epiphanies with you...

1.  Always check your blow up mattress before venturing out camping. Sleeping on a rock hard ground, peppered with gravel, sticks and stones does not make for a comfortable night sleep. Nor a very good back in the morning.

2.  10pm and midnight are not appropriate times for a 2 1/2 year old to finally go to sleep. Practise your best voice of persuasion BEFORE you go camping. And no matter how much they profess they don't need a sleep the next day, they are very very wrong!

3.  Be sure to limit the amount of water you drink before bed, and during the night. A very full bladder coupled with two sleep deprived babies climbing all over you in the morning = pain.

4.  Always pack with you a good sense of humour, loads of patience and an open mind when venturing away from home!

5.  Be sure to step out of your comfort zone every once in a while. The precious memories will always outlive the pain.

I hope your weekend was a little more comfortable, but just as much fun as ours xx


  1. Epiphanies!
    They're my favourite - especially when they make me giggle as much as these.

    xx Felicity

  2. Ha ha, thanks Felicity. I'm not so sure they are divine revelations to the majority of people, but this morning in a haze of back pain and sleep deprivation they were to me ;)

  3. Hee hee for some reason the word epiphany makes me chuckle.

    There really is nothing chuckle worthy about a flat air mattress or a painful full bladder.

    Camping is such great fun for kids. I'm yet to venture out camping with Amelie.

  4. Sounds like an awesome weekend. :)

  5. So funny Chrissy. I was talking to a friend yesterday who went camping with her 4 and 2 year old and she described the exact same experience as you. I think I might wait until Liam is a bit older :)

  6. Hee hee!! :) I hear you! Nathan was pretty checky on the weekend too.
    I am dubious about camping in our camper trailer in winter too now after a pretty chilly night Saturday. I hear the words "space heater" and "powered site"!!
    Where did you head?

  7. I shouldn't complain really, both babies were angels for the most part :) We stayed in the campgrounds at Woolorama, so it would have no doubt been a different picture if we weren't surrounded by noisy people and animals bleating at all hours of the night and day. Ossie was very cute the first night, asking "what's that noise" for hours on end, hee hee poor Simon.

    Oh Jo, nothing worse then being cold at night! I'm thinking a glorious two story house with wood fires and a parents retreat for our winter getaway!


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