Aidan wanted to do something big to celebrate all his hard work in Kindergarten. I believe his actual words were "Mommy, when will I get paid for all my hard work this year in Kindergarten?" After I broke the bad news, I told him that I DID think he deserved a reward. We decided to ask his two best friends from Fortis to have a campout in our backyard. There was much anticipation involved. The three talked about it for weeks.
Yes, we know it is ridiculous that they are sleeping in a tent and watching TV at the same time. But how cool is it to be able to put these two awesome sleepover experiences together?
We had a lot of rain around this time and I wasn't sure until that night if they were actually going to be able to sleep outside. I looked at the forecast and it called for clear skies. I woke up at 4 in the morning to the sound of rain. Cliff slept outside with them and said they slept through everything. He really complained about having to sleep in his hammock. Ok, that's a lie. He threw a fleece blanket over the hammock and thought it was the greatest thing he had done in weeks. He really needs a hobby.