Friday, May 30, 2008


We've been trying to come up with a good way to keep Paisley corralled in a way that she doesn't feel deserted, but still allows Brandi a few moments in each day to focus on her own goals without having to watch where she steps. We thought that our best solution would be some type of Pack 'n Play that would be easy to move from room to room, so we were excited when we found something on sale at REI that we thought would serve our needs. Needless to say, we were a little surprised once we got it all set up.

It really did look smaller in the store. This is actually a result of out growing our little two man tent (which isn't to say that folks of our stature were ever cozy in the two man) and finding a replacement that will afford us room for 3 more little ones. Considering our ages and inability to pack light, it will most likely be 3 person, 6 bag tent. As much as we are looking forward to taking a little weekend trip to test it out, the idea of camping with a baby, who can make even fairly simple things like going to the grocery store a challenge, seems overwhelming. This really speaks well of our parents who managed to take a car full of kids camping several times a year. Maybe the effort was motivated by their strong appreciation for nature, but there's a chance that it may have also included the hope of "thinning the herd" a little.


CaraDee said...

Hmmmm....I don't know what to say. This is definitely out of the norm. I'm afraid Paisley will equate tents with "my parents are trying to ditch me..." ha

stace said...

had to chuckle when I saw the tent. We just upgraded from our two man tent to an eight fits a pack and play and that sold us. We are taking our first camping trip with kids this summer. I will let you know how it goes!

Allison said...

I think it's great. Everyone should have a tent in their living room! My husband saw this and said he want's one too:)
I like the "thinning of the her" thought, Marc uses that statement a lot!