Confirmation - the kid loves camping!

Submitted: Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 00:16
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Today our 2.75 yr old came up to us and said "I'm ready to go". "That's nice" we replied, "ready to go where?". To which he replies quite matter-of-factly, "Camping!" No doubt this was brought about by our minor preparations for this coming weekends trip, so I patiently explained that he would have to wait for 4 more sleeps. His response..."I'll sleep in the car!" Gotta love it don't ya :o))))))))

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 08:17

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 08:17
What a memory to treasure.
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Reply By: Member - Raymond - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 09:01

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 09:01
Hi Melissa
Just think of the burden you are putting on your child (plus the one to come), the love of the bush, the fun of 4WDing and camping. My two, 22 + 24 are now thinking of taking us to court for causing this addiction to the great out doors, and the costs involved in setting up their own 4WD's and constantly touring OZ. (Dad refuses to lend out his).
Both started touring from 5 months of age, including 3 trips around OZ plus numerous short trips.
regards Ray
wanderin' in retirement. victor 2010
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 11:38

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 11:38
Matty already refers to the GU as "My car". The commodore is "Dad's car"...as for me, well I guess my transportation depends on their goodwill, LOL!

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 10:11

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 10:11
Careful Melissa, you know what comes next - - can i borrow the keys to 'go to the shops' LOL of course the shops will always be down dirt tracks he he he .. Great memory .. cheersMoo... everyone knows what a Jackaroo looks like :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Oskar(Bris) - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 13:50

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 13:50
How does it go again????
Dad, can I borrow the keys to THE car? (Not YOUR car!) hehehe
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Oskar (3 young adult sons)The real oskar
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Reply By: Slammin - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 16:11

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 16:11
I get similar reaction from my 20 mth old, now if only I can teach him to enjoy more than 2 hrs drive.
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 18:15

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 18:15
Ah yes, I believe that problem doesn't ever fully go away until they reach adulthood and even then it's not guaranteed. But if its any consolation, Matty was at his worst at about that age so you'll proabably notice an improvement before too long. Here's hoping anyway, LOL!

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
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Follow Up By: Member - Gary - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 22:35

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 22:35
On my big trip two years ago my then 5 yr old daughter started the how far to go questions when we were 1 hour into the trip. Of course the reply 24,000 kms did not register with her. After a few days we had convinced her that in another 4 months we will be home.

She had a great time and still talks about little bits that flash back to her. She also camping and 4wd trips

GaryDead in the City - Alive in the Bush
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Reply By: Members - Andrew & Jen - Thursday, Dec 04, 2003 at 11:09

Thursday, Dec 04, 2003 at 11:09
Jen said to me the other day that I should take the boys camping one weekend. I was excited but poor old Kaitlyn who is 3.25 felt she was missing out. "I want to sleep in the tent too!" Tis a great when the kids have fun doing the simple things in life - gave me a warm feeling!
Andrew2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
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