Tuesday, June 29, 2010
After a year or talking, looking, more talking, more looking, we did it. We bought a new trailer camper! We get it today and I'm very excited for me and the kids and my husband. We are going to have so much fun. The kids are very excited about it and my daughter was already asking me this morning "when are we going camping?" Unfortunately for us it may be in the driveway this weekend since most of the campgrounds are already booked. We were able to get in a campsite on Thursday and Friday but we have to switch sites. That's okay though because it will give us more practice on backing it in and setting everything up.
The benefits of course will be all the outdoor activity we will be getting in. I can't wait to go hiking, playing at the beach, riding bikes. We are going to be outside doing fun activities most of the time. I was thinking this is going to be GREAT for my exercise routine, it will change things up and won't even feel like exercise. It will also be a great example for the kids on how to stay active while having fun.
Then I started making piles, piles of clothes, piles of sheets, games and then the food. Graham crackers, check, marshmallows, check, chocolate bars, check, Twizzlers, check, Pringles, check, what? What is going on here? I couldn't even believe all the junk that we had purchased for camping. We never buy this stuff in our everyday life. Why had we all of a sudden gone crazy with snacks? Of course I wanted to do something different and special for the kids but this was over the top. I didn't even realize it until I started making my piles.
Anyway, I've learned a valuable lesson on shopping for camping. Stop with the snack madness. My goal now is prepare a recipe book of camping "snacks" that are healthy so we can eat healthy but still enjoy it. I also learned how easy it is to fall back into old habits without even realizing you are doing it. It's almost like my subconscious has been waiting for a moment to strike. Luckily I caught it this time.