One of the main reasons behind WildRoots is to help show people that if you want to get outside with your family you really have no excuse but to just do it! So we wanted to dedicate a couple posts to that idea – to JUST GO! In this first post, we wanted to address the fears you have about going with some motivational tips to get your mind right. In our next post we’ll go over some things that we’ve learned over the last few years that will make your trip a whole lot easier.
The thought of going camping with your kids (or even as a couple) can definitely be daunting – especially if you haven’t done it before. The packing, the planning, the setting up, the thought of sleeping…in a tent…with your kids. We promise it’s not that bad.
If you are still reading, I have a message for you: JUST GO! Have I said that yet? Hold onto your butts cause I’m gonna break down your excuses with 5 simple points.
- It’s only one night! I mean even if your kid had a blowout in their sleeping bag and threw up you can handle that right?! I promise it won’t happen so you’re totally fine. It has happened to us but it for sure won’t happen to you.
- You’ll be fine! Seriously, you’ll be fine.
- You’ll figure it out! If anything happens, it’s really not that much different than when you’re at home. You just figure it out.
- Accept right out the gate that things will likely not go as planned…and that’s ok! It’s still possible to have fun if things don’t go according to plan.
- You’re kid(s) will probably still have fun regardless of what happens! How often are you miserable while your kids are having the time of their lives? You’re doing it for them anyway aren’t you? You are, so go and show them a good time.
- Start close! If it hits the fan and you totally wuss out, at least you’re not far from home and going camping and wussing out is better than not going camping at all. Maybe. Wuss.