DANIEL AND SIX-year-old Joni arrange kindling in the firepit under a vibrant rainbow at our lean-to site at Bomoseen State Park this month. We were thankful to have the lean-to for shelter during the big thunderstorm that passed through earlier that afternoon.
Independent photo/Megan James
This story first appeard on minibury.com.
At the beginning of the month my family went camping — twice. I had never camped with my children before. I loved camping as a kid, but the idea of sleeping in a tent with a baby or toddler seemed … unpleasant.
Then the pandemic happened. Everything was canceled or closed. Suddenly camping seemed like the perfect (only) thing to do to make summer feel special. And now that my kids are 6 and 3, we’re all feeling a little more flexible about sleep. So, inspired by a friend who has been camping with her two young kids almost every week this summer, we...