Taking the Family Camping
My husband finally convinced me to go with him and the kids camping. Being from New York I did not find the word camping pleasant to say the least. The thought of bugs and sleeping on the floor just doesn't seem fun or adventerous to me. Anyway, I agreed and so my husband told me he would take it easy on me and take me to a place where camping would be very easy. I felt that taking 7 children camping, 3 of them under the age of 4 is not fun. To make a long story short I went. We went for the weekend and at first I was very apprehensive. My husband took me to a place called Spruce Run it's in New Jersey. It is a great place to take the kids, I was very pleased. Our tent was next to the restrooms and showers, and the workers cleaned the facilities every couple of hours. So the bathrooms were always clean. We were also next to a playground and the babies loved this fact. Across from us was the water and if you wanted you could rent a boat or just go fishing. I was worried that Izzy wasn't going to like it and I was concerned about how he was going to act. You never know what to expect with kids but kids with Autism its always a guessing game. He loved it. The ability to run around, sit in front of the fire, and the fact that you park yor car right where you camp helped him because I told him if he really got scared he could sleep in the car. He never even asked once we got there it was like he was a different person. Now that we are home Izzy actually sleeps through the night and doesn't drink a bottle anymore. I think it was worth it and I think everyone should try to campout at least once.