Probably the biggest reason we started taking our kids camping was so they can be KIDS!!!!!
Kids get dirty, wet, may get a cold(which are spread by other kids spreading their germs not by the rain!!!!) it's all part of being a kid.
I think these days some kids are soooo over scheduled it's beyond ridiculous. Why do kids these days all have to get awards, play every sport possible, learn a heap of different instuments????? Learning to lose is a massive lesson in life and helps give them the skills to suceed and also gain self confindence by themselves not artifically so when they go out into the REAL world they are not crushed by the first refusal. I think this generation wants EVERYTHING NOW
and don't want to work for it..... saving up for something is an unknown to most kids these days.
We try and let our kids be kids by only having one sport & one instrument. This means they come home from school 3 days out of 5 and actually play with each other and the two labs OUTSIDE..OMG!!!...how many kids these days don't get to do that???? Instead they are in front of TV's, game consoles, computers or mobile phones....which is not where I like my kids to be very often and neither do our labs as they sit at our back door and moan until the kids go out and play with them
All in all I agree with you Lin.....talk about late notice for you when they postphoned it, should have just sucked it up and went ahead with I think.
*gets off soapbox*