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Old 05-14-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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What would you do? Am i crazy?

I'm due June 13th and have a 2 year old. My in laws want to go camping this summer with us. I can't imagine going tent camping with a 2 year old and a newborn. Yes...we'd be in a tent. We live in Kansas and they live in iowa. It would be HOT! Am I crazy for telling them an overnight probably wouldn't work out? I don't want to be mean. I could send DH and 2 y/o and I could stay home with the newbie. I told them that I could come for the day with the newbie and then leave if its too hot or if newbie isn't doing well. They got frustrated with me and said that newborns sleep all the time anyway so it's no big deal. What do you all think?

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Old 05-14-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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No way in hell I would go camping. I have a 2 year old and a 4 month old. That seems just crazy to me but I hate camping. My idea of roughing it is a holiday inn.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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Um, I wouldn't even be considering it as a possibility. Sorry IL's, no camping for me with a newborn in hot summer heat. That sounds miserable.

ETA: And I like camping, too, so it's not an issue of not wanting to camp at all... it's just not wanting to camp with a newborn in the heat with a 2 year old... man, that's crazy they have given you any grief over the matter!
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Not a chance would I do it. I think your comprimise is a good one--go for a little bit during the day if the weather is good/not too hot. then go home and leave DH and the 2year old.l
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I wouldn't do it. I'd have dh and ds go if they wanted.
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You are not even a little crazy There is no way I would participate in that nonsense. If they wanted to stay at a hotel with an indoor water park I "might" consider that. Tent in June with a toddler and a newborn
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:29 PM   #7
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They have clearly forgotten what a newborn's night is like. Gently remind them that the baby will cry and wake everyone in the camp about every 2 hrs on the dot. Plus I'm not a major germaphobe but I would NOT I repeat NOT be cool with being all dirty dusty camp foot with a brand new baby in the midst of it all.

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Um, I wouldn't even be considering it as a possibility.
That about sums it up! lol
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We love to camp. This summer I will be camping with an almost 2 year old and a 6 month old, plus 7 other kids. But I have been called crazy many times......LOL!!

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