Friday, August 1, 2008

Camping with Grandchildren

It takes a long time to recover from camping with granddaughter Haley.  

Ok, so it really wasn't "camping."  I guess staying in a hotel room and eating in a food court at Yosemite Lodge doesn't qualify.  But it may be the closest I'll ever get to the real thing!

For all those other grandparents out there of squeamish nature, this is what I learned when Haley and I went to Yosemite:

1. Discuss bears and their yen for human food prior to your trip.

2. Don't expect to do much sightseeing (even if those magnificent waterfalls are only a stone's throw away) when a swimming pool is beckoning your 4 1/2 year old grandchild.

3. Gourmet dining and healthy eating in food courts?  I don't think so.

4. Dirt is okay.  So are puddles.

5. Don't call housekeeping until you are absolutely positive that blankie didn't run off with the local ranger.

6. If a tour bus driver responds to your emergency pleas with, "Is it pee or is it poo?"  Always respond, "Pee" even if you suspect otherwise.  

7. Go to sleep when your grandchild does.  You'll need the energy.

8.  Have fun.


Bear Naked said...

Sounds like a wonderful time.
Love #4 and #7.

Bear((( )))

50something said...

Actually, I bit off more than I could chew--but I learned alot!