Thursday, July 12, 2012

Day 1011 - Indoor Camping

My kids are camping out in their very own camper van.  


Deep Fried Cubby House
It may look like a bunch of blankets, towels and chairs, but it is in fact a home made campervan complete with bedroom compartments and living area.  When the kids first asked if they could make a cubby, all I could think of was blankets to be put away, towels to be washed, mess in the lounge room and how will we watch TV? Then I took a chill pill and decided to let the kids be kids and deal with the rest later. It is school holidays after all.  



When the kids then asked if they could sleep in there, I again had thoughts like the ground is hard, it will be cold, what if they get up in the night to go to the toilet and forget where they are.  Then I took another chill pill and decided to let the kids be kids and deal with the rest later.  As I said, it is school holidays after all.  


Deep Fried Camping
I type this at dawn as the kids remain sleeping in a shack of their own creation.  They haven't stirred all night and they actually look quite cozy in there.  All that brother/sister bickering that was going on  yesterday is a distant memory as they snuggle in there together.  


I'm half tempted to suggest another night of it so I can crawl in there with them.  But unless I can fit my mattress in, I'm not sure my Deep Fried body would thank me for it tomorrow ...








For fun indoor camping ideas check out this "indoor camping" tip from Yahoo  as well as this one from  EHow - how to have indoor camping

21 comments :

  1. Camping indoors is great fun, no need to face the cold outside world if you need the loo!

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  2. Oh I love it Leanne! I've made (and cleaned up!) my fair share of indoor cubbies in my lifetime. This post brings back lovely memories. :-)

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  3. Ahhh Mine are the two man tents inside the walls of the front room. Tons of blankets and sleeping until almost 12:00. Ahh summer, they know the must clean them up sometime.

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  4. Bunk beds and blankets make the best forts, or campers.

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  5. My kitchen table and lounge are often made into 'tents' for tea parties with dollies. No sleep over in them yet!

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  6. How Fun, I used to do this with my brother too

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  7. What great fun for them! I bet it's the kind of thing they will always remember, and it just took an "ok" from you to make it happen. It's interesting all the blocks we put in their way sometimes, unnecessarily.

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  8. I love this! my little ones are too small to sleep in a tent (even an indoors one) but it looks like a great place to play!

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  9. I have such fabulous memories of doing this with my brother when we were younger. I'm sure we drove my mum mad, and I'm not sure we ever spent a night in there but I can't wait until my kids are old enough to do this!

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  10. With it being so cold outside, indoor camping is so cosy and fun! I loved getting all those blankets and pillows out and making a little "house" and pretending that it could fly to all these far off lands :)

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  11. You all have such fond memories! I don't recall ever doing it myself. Perhaps I did? It seems like one of the rights of passage for kids. My kids had a ball.

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