Going out regularly with your kids in outdoor camping is one sure way you can bond with your children, something that some parents just do not care about much. Bonding with the kids makes you closer as one family and this is best done with you all staying under just one family tent during the camp out, sleeping on the air beds for camping.
Every year you should not fail to go out at least for a day or two on your usual camp out with the kids. They have been awaiting this activity during their school days, and they would be disappointed so much, if you skip even just one summer your outdoor camping. Now that summer is ending, you have only a limited time left to fulfill your promise to the kids of this year’s camp out. Have them prepare the Air mattress in camping; you are leaving before the weekend for the camping grounds albeit it is a bit late in the season.
Without any TV set to keep the kids busied in the evening at the summer camp, you can go back to the old-fashioned story telling sessions of past generations, as you lie on the air mattress bed, waiting for sleep to come. Maybe the kids have a very hazy idea as to how it was in the past when there was no electricity and the only source of light then at night was a lantern.
Your kids would love to hear stories of the old times and experience hearing some of them from you who may have this kind of experience before in your boyhood, because you are not really the city-bred kind. You come from the rural areas of America, which may not have the same sophisticated lighting in the big cities. Likely, you used lanterns in your dad’s farmhouse out there in the agricultural areas of your state. The kids now may wonder what you had then as equivalent to the best air mattresses that they use now in your outings.
Your kids were a bit amazed before of your rural accent in speaking with them until you were able to correct that with the help of your wife who is an English teacher by profession. You met your wife in your faraway county in rural America when they assigned her there before as a new education graduate from college.
She used to smile quietly also, fascinated with your quaint English accent, but she was all admiration for you then as a husky young man used to the hard life in the farm. Your dad’s farm was right next to the school where she taught and you used to watch her intently passing by your farm on the way to the school.
You became friends when she inquired from you whether you accept boarders in your farmhouse, so she does not have a long distance to walk when she reports for work in the mornings. This was your chance to befriend her closer; you gave her the go-signal to get her things so she can start boarding with you, even if you have not asked your dad yet. She asked though if she has to get her portable air mattress from the city.
You suggested to her to get it right away; you were so enthralled by the English teacher who was quite a beauty. She is your wife now, and still very much a beauty.