There are only a few things in life that I enjoy more than camping. It just so happens that camping affords me the opportunity to enjoy many things in life at the same time: adventure, time with family, and grilling.
Dana and I were camping well before children but there we never a doubt that we would continue our camping escapades after having them. As most of you with children know, kids need lots of attention. This can make is a challenge when trying to set up the campsite. This is where babywearing comes in. From Klaw’s first camping trip several years ago to Scream’s latest camping trip several weeks ago, I almost always put on one of the kids while I get everything set up. This lets the kid see what I’m doing and it allows me to be hands free to set up.
Even after set up, I am a babywearing machine. I will wear one of the kids when I take the dogs out to pee or for a walk. I will wear one of the kids when we go walking on the beach. I have even worn one of the kids at a college football game where we happened to be camping. Babywearing is almost a requirement for me when we go camping.
I want my children to grow up and look back at pictures and videos and see the great times we had camping as a family, exploring our beautiful country. I want them to see me wearing them and see the excitement on my face as I involve them in the camping experience. Life truly is an adventure and I want my children to have the greatest adventure, either on my back or by my side.