By: Jessica DiRamio
~ To prepare for camp Mom must pack up the entire house minus anything that requires electricity.
~ To prepare for said trip, Dad must go on a spending spree at the local sporting goods store. He must spend at least another vacation’s worth of money on supplies, including stuff to prevent bears from eating our food (what?)
~ To successfully camp, Dad and Mom must take out a 2nd mortgage to fund the purchase of another vehicle – or brave the elements in a tent…with several kids.
~ To prepare for trip, mom must seek out recipes for campfire cooking and hone this still to prevent children from getting salmonella from undercooked hot dogs or eggs.
~ On trip day, all children are given survival skills training – just in case.
~ Flashlights and flares are at the top of moms packing list.
~ Mom contemplates buying all new bedding and clothes for this trip because does she really want to wash those items after the trip is over? They’ve been on the ground, after all.
Hmm..doesn’t sound very tempting to me!
~ Mom packs 2 to 3 outfits per person – – laundry on site at the beach house/hotel!
~ Dad is in charge of stocking up on sunscreen- with the coupons from mom’s stockpile.
~ New beach towels for everyone!
~ Mom looks up recipes for new drink concoctions for her and creative meat marinades for dad’s BBQ.
Now THAT’s a vacation!
I’d love to hear from any of you on this humorous debate. Camping: yay or nay?