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Old 08-17-2015, 10:54 PM   #1
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Daddy's little helper

My son, 3 years old end of October, loves camping. We arrived at Monck provincial park on Saturday and the first thing he does is helps day by chocking the wheels. I see him grab a small stick and starts hammering the chock in place so I give him the rubber mallet I use to get them firmly in place.
He then goes and grabs the bar from in the storage cupboard for the WDH and says "we need dis next"
As I'm talking to the DW I watch him pull out the leveling jack stands, put the screw into the base and set then under the trailer frame.
You never know when little eyes are watching you and learning, and I'm glad I camp with my kids (our daughter is 5 months old)

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Old 08-17-2015, 10:59 PM   #2
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On the one hand, I can't wait for my son to be able to help out, but on the other, I don't want him to grow up too fast. He's just 10 months old, and I wonder where it has gone. He's learning at a break-neck pace now, and I just don't want to miss one single minute. I'm SO glad I get to take him camping!


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Old 08-18-2015, 02:01 AM   #3
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Great story and awesome memories oobedoob!

My first camping trip was in a tent to Arrowhead Provincial Park with my 2 year old son. We were both novices. I will never forget setting out on the Stubbs Falls Trail for our first hike. He had on a little backpack with nothing but his lifejacket in it so we could splash around at the base of the falls. On the map the hike was listed as 45 minutes... Well I misjudged how much time the hike from the camp to the trailhead would add and how slow little legs really move... Including a picnic lunch, climbing the rocks and splashing in the water... We were out for 7 hours and my little trooper hiked the whole thing.

Thirteen years later my Little Trooper is almost ready to drive and mostly wants to hang out with his friends. Funny enough we went back to Arrowhead a few weeks ago and when I asked the kids if they wanted to go on a hike... They led me to Stubbs Falls to climb on the rocks and splash in the water.

There is no better family time on this planet then camping with your kids!

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Old 08-18-2015, 07:05 AM   #4
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