It was also a nice bonus for me! Gracie was sick last week and had residual stomach cramps from it. She was waking up at night kind of a lot which meant that I was waking up at night kind of a lot. Theoretically, this would be a night full of uninterrupted sleep for me!
The girls were quite excited!
Aaron even made a fire...to make their camping experience that much more authentic.
They ended the evening reading the Jesus Storybook Bible by the light of a headlamp!
I enjoyed a quiet evening and went to bed.
I woke up to poor Aaron vomiting at 2:00 in the morning.
Clearly he couldn't go back out to the tent which meant that I morphed into the fun-camping-parent.
Now, I realize that I worked at camp for a long time, but I am a res camp girl.
Which means that my kind of camping is the cabin kind.
There's a lot about actual camping that appeals to me, but sleeping in a tent is not one of those things.
Regardless of that, I dutifully and gladly took Aaron's spot in the tent.
It did take me over an hour to fall asleep because it sounded like a critter was trying to get into the tent...not the most relaxing sensation in the world.
I slept until Gracie woke up at like 5:20 and announced that she wanted to go inside.
I was happy to oblige!
We brought in all of the important blankets and miscellaneous supplies and laid down on the real beds.
Until Gracie started crying approximately 1 minute after laying down.
I figured that the night was just kind of weird for her, so I brought her out into the living room so we could cuddle/lay on the couch.
She proceeded to cry and whine for the next 2 hours until she threw up.
Plus, Leah said that she wasn't feeling well and was unsure about going to school.
Leah likes school, so if she is okay with staying home, something must really be wrong. I went with my gut and let her stay home.
I pulled together Maggie's lunch and got her some breakfast before taking her to school.
While I was doing that, Aaron and Gracie were throwing up at the very.same.time.
Now that's dedication to Father-Daughter bonding...how cute ;)
Leah joined in on the fun after I got back from taking Maggie to school and picking up some needed supplies.
What a day!
I'm so grateful that Maggie and I didn't get sick. I really felt God sustaining me through the day...largely through the prayers of friends and many offers of help!
Needless to say, I think we're going to wait a while before sleeping in a tent.
After all, it literally made 60% of us sick ;)