The last time I slept on anything less comfortable than a bed was about 25 years ago. Me and my friends used to hitch-hike during the school holidays and then sleep on bare floors or thin foam-rollouts wherever we fancy.
And now my kids are attempting to blackmail me to take them camping at the seaside. I can do it all over again I think (yeah, it's going to be hard), but them city-kidos roughing it out in the open???
Am I in trouble or what?
Imagine sleeping in a tent with 2 kids beside the sea. It sounds great you say???
OK try this.
What if they say;
'Hey papa, I need to pee!'
'I need to let go a big one!'
'I want to watch TV!'
'I'm bored, I want to go home now!'
'What's that sound, is that a tsunami coming?'
'The sleeping bag is uncomfortable, can we check into a hotel?'
'I want to eat KFC! No, I want to eat Pizzas!'
'I think there's a tiger in the bush! Ooooo noooo, I want to go home'
'I miss my pet tortoise, can you go pick him up and bring him here so that he won't be lonely?'
'Waaaah, I only have 10 toy cars with me. It's not fun! I need all my toy cars inside the store-room!'
'I want to ------- insert more mind-boggling requests!'
'I miss being online!' ...alright, this isn't the kids talking.
AND WHAT IF IT RAINS!??
O, why do they have school holidays?