I didn’t think we’d be going camping this year. I hadn’t planned on it, and put all the camping gear in storage. Maybe next year when things are more settled. Maybe then. So, even though Tony is still kind of far away, he took a week off in august for a vacation. The idea of camping floated around again.
It was the week after the long weekend, and we were lucky enough to book a campground at cultus lake. We went to our storage unit and dug out as many of our camping things as we could. Only really needed to borrow a mattress and sleeping bags.
And then a couple days before we left, Sadie was itching her scalp hardcore. It was disturbing. I initially saw some really bad dandruff, and worked on her head with some coconut oil, but the itching continued. So you might have guessed, lice. Where she got it from, I don’t know.
Bought the lice shampoo, combed all the nits out got the laundry done, and then the day we were going to go camping, I was going through her hair and lo and behold, one live louse. Not only that, but my head was also getting hardcore itchy.
I thought it might all be in my head, but turns out, Tony found one lonely louse on my scalp.
OMG what do we do? We are supposed to be on the road to go camping, and I have lice and Sadie has lice, and WHYYYYY MEEEEE?
So utterly frustrating to deal with all this right before we were to hit the road. So, we went back to the store, bought more shampoo, everyone washed their hair and then after going through everyones heads, we were back on the road, smelling of awesome lice killing chemicals.
It is also a tradition apparently, that we camp in the rain. We’ve always always encountered rain. We got to the camp site and had to quickly set up everything in the rain. It poured. It wasn’t terrible though. Tony and I can set up a tarp and tent in no time, so rain is like a personal challenge. The kids were so excited to be camping. They explored the woods while we got the tent ready. Of course they found a snail, and many slugs. One of the biggest snails I’ve seen.
Being an engineer / perfectionist, Tony tinkered with the tarp all evening and then the next day until he got it how he liked it. He always does this.
- They found snails and slugs
- They pretended to go skateboarding on the hills in the woods
- They climbed trees
- They roasted their own hotdogs and marshmallows
- They ate cereal out of tiny boxes, using said boxes as bowls
- They went fishing in the lake for minnows and caught many
- They went swimming
- They used a slug as a glue stick for a outdoorsy craft
- They coloured and did leaf rubbings with crayons (as they insist on doing every year)