The other day Emma and Audrey decided they wanted to camp out in the backyard for the night. Seeing as they are only 5 and 3, and we don't have a tent and rain was forecast, I managed to talk them out of it. They were pretty keen on the idea though, so we settled for a camp out in the lounge room instead.
We decided to do it on Saturday night so it wouldn't matter too much if nobody got any sleep. They have been looking forward to it all week, with Audrey repeatedly asking if today is 'camp outing day'.
The day arrived with much excitement. I was sent off the to shops to buy the camping snacks - the most important part of the event of course - and the camping beds were made up. As you can see from the pictures I don't really like to camp so we made sure we were comfortable. I set up the mattresses on the floor with their doonas and we snuggled in to eat popcorn and untoasted marshmallows while watching the Cars movie. Emma was very excited and there was a lot of talking and getting up and down. Audrey flaked at the first opportunity.
Of course I had to stay in the lounge room with them which meant sleeping on the couch. I am actually pretty used to sleeping on the couch as I am very good at falling asleep in front of the TV - and sometimes not waking up until the next morning!!
Emma declared it the 'best camping out day we've ever had'.