Last October, my husband took my son camping for some “man” time. It was a cold night. They still went. They left with a portable heater, I was afraid they’d either freeze or die of carbon monoxide poisoning, but hey, what good is life without a little (or a lot) of that “mom worry”. My husband assured me they’d be find and off they went.
Well, my daughter and I quickly did our “girl stuff” while they were gone and enjoyed the evening. They called a few times to tell us the exciting things that happened, like feeding a purple duck! I didn’t know purple ducks existed, but apparently a beautiful grey duck with purple wings does. Hmm…(yes, this was before the portable heater, so I’m pretty sure they weren’t just high on fumes). They had a great time, ate lots of junk food. I think that was what my son was most looking forward to, Mom wasn’t around to say, no you don’t need another cookie. I do have to say though how times have changed that now while camping, we can still communicate via cell phones. Much different than when I was a kid! LOL
Anyway, the night went on. My daughter was safely tucked into bed and I stayed up late anticipating their early arrival home to help unload the truck. 11 PM, no show. 12 AM, still no. Well, I thought to myself, they might actually make it! So I went to bed.
And then I’m woken with a start at 3:30 AM ish thinking for sure someone is breaking into my house….and I’m home, by myself! No man around to protect me!! Ahhh…..that was not part of the deal…and wouldn’t you know it, someone waited until they were gone to come break in!!!
Then I realize (after I stupidly go to the front door with nothing to defend myself – yeah, I’m smart) that it was just the boys returning. I have to admit, I expected midnight, but not 3:30 LOL…..
They camped the night, then the fuel in the portable heater went out about midnight. My son was so cold my husband gave him his sleeping bag which resulted in a still mildly cold boy and a very cold Dad. They broke camp, went to walmart at 3 (yeah, they got lots of questioning looks for that one!) and came home. Sigh…but the boys are home. The two of them took a good nap the next day.
Now this is a story that I wasn’t on, so sometimes tellling it might be hard. But my son was sooo excited about it, it needed to be told. And I was on the receiving end of a few phone calls, so I did still have that perspective. I only had one photo, but I still felt this was a story to be documented.
I did an 8.5 x 11 page because I only had one photo. And this October Afternoon paper was perfect for the page! I created the page with a small amount of journaling in mind then realized I needed more room. So I did something I don’t do often, I used hidden journaling. It meant taking the page apart a bit, but I’m glad I did.
Supplies: October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup, misc (buttons, kraft paper, floss, chocolate ink & bling)