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Junior Goes Camping

For reasons only a mother can understand, I tend to hang on to Junior a little tight (er). You know, my world revolves around him and all those cutesy things that mothers blurt out which end up embarrassing their offspring…? But I can be quite flexible when I want to. Every child gets to hear of camping and camp fires at some point. They watch a movie or hear older kids talking about it and they get curious. Me being me and Junior being Junior, we got into a debate on camping. He watched ‘Mulan’ an animation that has all these heroes and villains and camping and camp fires. That’s when he decided he wanted to build a tent.

Creativity is essential when you enter the parenting realm. I was either going to help make a tent or buy him one. Buying was not going to be done so after racking my brain, and with help of Junior dearest, we set on to build a tent.

Building time is the one time I can get him to concentrate on something that is not school related, without him jumping about and wheezing by in a blur. After 30 minutes of arguing, discussion, compromise plus deciding which items of clothing and furniture in my house were suitable (read disposable) we came up with a pretty good tent look-alike.

Tent is fully enclosed on all sides, with warm blankets inside

So excited is the boy that he has declared that he is going to spend the rest of his nights there. His ‘Sleep Room Tent’, he calls it. If this is what I have to agree to in place of the dangerous outdoor camping trips, then by God I will make it work! And so, Junior will spend his first night in the tent today. He has everything set out. His sleeping clothes, blankets and his water bottle.

This I will indulge him until he tires of it. Which will probably be 2 days tops. It’s the only time I can afford to give anyway, seeing as said tent stands smack in the middle of my living room. No guests expected this weekend, hence we are good for the 2 days.

Junior gets to go camping for the weekend. Mummy gets to be a hero. We live happily ever after. The End.

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7 responses

  1. Oh, so you have moved to a new home — stalking you there soon. Nice tent by the way

    August 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm

  2. Until he wants to try it outside….. because he will be talking to his friends who will let him know that there is no way camping inside is considered to be camping…. am all for holding on a little bit longer and tighter.

    August 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm

  3. Wow,that camp makes me recall the good old days of cha mama na cha baba. :)

    January 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm

  4. well, it’s a good introduction to the outdoors i would say.

    October 14, 2013 at 7:22 am

  5. Nice one, my kids are still very small, I hope and pray that one day I’ll be able to make a tent like them like you, Thanks for sharing

    October 16, 2013 at 6:19 am

  6. Livetowrite

    I remember building my sister one(hundred of them) She never gets tired of them which leaves me scared of what direction she might choose in life…

    February 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm

  7. love your blog so unique nice tent though :-(

    July 31, 2014 at 2:15 pm

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