Dear Neighbours

by Rumour Miller on June 13, 2011

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of our campsite this weekend.  I apologize for the crying baby that may have kept you up on Saturday night.  Unless you have never had kids, you understand what life is like with an (almost) 15 month old.  Quinn is such a sweet, cute, and good little girl but I can (kinda) understand if you weren’t feeling that on Saturday night.  Yes she cried quite a bit.  Yes she woke up a few times during the night and cried.  Yes she was up incredibly early (but in her defence we did manage to get her to go back to sleep until morning 7:00, which is a very acceptable time to awake in our home).  Yes, we were tired and maybe you were too.

But… now that I am no longer living that moment (of her crying in the dark and me trying to hush her and wondering who is listening), it was worth it.  The kids were tired, dirty and their bellies were full of marshmallows by the time we left the campground yesterday.  Piper got to ride her big girl bike (with no training wheels), they swam in the lake and sat in the sand.  That is how I know it was worth it.

Sincerely;  The Mama in the campsite next to you.

I would love to take the entire summer and hit the road with my family and our camper.  I would love to spend months travelling and exploring and just be together.  These years are so fleeting and I would love the opportunity to do this with my little family.  Work and other commitments would prevent us from doing this for much longer than 3 or 4 weeks, no matter how much we would like to travel longer.

It can be a lot of work with young children, but the hard work is worth it.

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Laureen June 13, 2011 at 3:20 pm

It is well worth it!! They grow up so fast and what more can you ask for then the memories of quality family time…so much fun!! We will be taking our first long driving trip with the kids this summer it will be an experience and I really think Jay will be worse than the does not like driving. I wouldnt be surprised if he changes his mind and jumps on a plane and miss out in all the fun:)) Take care and enjoy yourself.

Denise June 13, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Yes the time will seem like it is flying by but you make time with them to make memories that will be with them their entire lives and that lets you bond with them even more. Sure camping is rocky now because Quinn isn’t old enough to understand but it won’t take her long to look forward to camping trips with her family. I admire you Nicole! You are doing awesome with your girls!!! The bond you build with them today will sustain them when they are going through their “teen” years.

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