sleeping in the tent
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I spent the night in my new tent with my grandchildren.
We slept under the most beautiful big, old pine tree in their back garden.
We call it a Tamarack pine but I'm not sure if that is what it really is.
Verne, who is 5, watched fireflies with our heads down near the screen doors before falling asleep.
He thought it was just about the coolest thing he had ever done
and I think it was just about the coolest thing I've ever done as well.
Abby fell asleep before the dragonflies came out but she woke early enough to color some pictures
under the blankets.
In the morning we emptied the tent of sippy cups, crayons, tiny lanterns, and picture books.
We folded up our quilts and packed up the car.
Daddy brought us coffee and donuts from Dunkin Donuts
and I headed back home.
Children learn so much from being out in the natural world.
It doesn't have to be a hike into the great wilderness.
Sometimes an overnight in the backyard is a wonderful adventure...
maybe even the coolest thing you've ever done.
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