"The sleeping gear" and stuffies in the tent? Check!
Kids all excited to campout in the backyard by themselves? Check!
...1/2 hour before getting in the tent for sleep, 8 year old says he's scared and doesn't want to campout anymore. Not even with his big brother there with him, the backdoor unlocked, a flashlight, and a phone if they want to call us in the house.
Hubby pissed because he set up the damn tent? Yup!
Mom to the rescue. "Want me to sleep in the tent with you?" Kids - YYYAAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!
I like camping but I do it on top of a queen size blowup air mattress, not on top of patio lounge chair padded covers, no matter how puffy they are.
Mommy need help getting up and out of the tent the next morning because her back is KILLING her? You bet!
I'm too old for this!
*FYI, a million stuffies surrounding you all night does not a comfy sleep make when you're over the age of 13