Strip: This is Camping (Part 1)

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Did you know that you can’t run through a campground? You can only ran… because it’s past tents.

We made a new rule this year: The Girl helps set up the tent.

When I was ten I’d been in boy scouts (it was still called “boy” scouts back then) for years already and I’d struck camp more times than I had bothered counting. Bunking off from set up duties was not an option.

Nowadays, we usually just pull up to our site, start unpacking, and at some point the The Girl stealthily runs off to find some other kids… and we see her when her tummy starts rumbling for dinner.

I figured I should the responsible parent and push a few more life skills onto her shoulders… like say, helping me set up the hulking green beast of a tent that would be our home for the next four days.

She did.

She expected a reward, a reward of something sugary as a result. But she did help. I’ll give her credit enough for the attempt.

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