I have such fond memories of sleeping in tents in my backyard. I wish I still enjoyed sleeping in tents as much as I did when I was 10. Alas, some of the magic is gone! But my kids are the right ages to be excited about this and if it wasn’t so rainy here we’d probably be tenting. Usually I start the night out there with them and move inside when one or both of them hear something in the night! We have a friendly neighborhood skunk who frequents our yard, so this could complicate the backyard campout. But the danger is what makes it exciting, right?

Do any of you remember camping out when you were kids? How about your kids–do they still enjoy it?