Male bonding part II: Camping

»  mark    21 Sep 2008 @ 15:54    

After an exciting morning at the mine, we decided to end the day properly by camping in the backyard. You couldn’t have detected that Elijah was the least bit disappointed by the location the way he ran around our “campsite.” Somehow, miraculously, we got the tent set up, a feat that merited a round of applause from Elijah. Rightly so. I’m pretty sure the instructions (if we still had them) would agree that this two-man job requires that both individuals be older than two.

Then we cooked (burnt) some meat over a campfire (charcoal barbecue), and sat around the coals soaking up smoke while we ate in the dark and looked at the stars. Terrible camp cooking doesn’t taste so bad when you can’t see how bad it looks. Thank goodness for ketchup.

To make the experience totally authentic, I gave Elijah our only emergency flashlight so he could run the batteries out and then we crawled under the blankets without brushing our teeth. Ahhh… there is something totally therapeutic about living like a grub.


1 comment

  1. I am impressed that you try to do things like that even with someone as old as 2! Your a great dad to try and have some fun even if its in the backyard! I do agree that everything tastes better over a fire and with ketchup:)I hope you are planning on coming to my birthday campout next year! I am already planning it:)

    ann    24 September 2008 @12:22

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