As all campers know, there's always something that gets left behind, forgotten in the chaos of the first camping trip of the season. Maybe you left the headlamp on the kitchen counter, or forgot the ice for the cooler. We've all been there!
When it comes to things forgotten, I think I take the cake. I once forgot to pack clothes for all the kids. It's hilarious to look back on it now, but let me tell you, it was so frustrating at the time! Back when Kianna was just a baby, about 6 years ago, we headed out on the first camping trip of the year. We were headed to a small campground in central Alberta, called Big Knife Provincial Park.
After driving for a couple hours, we finally arrived to our campsite. It was still early in the evening and we had gotten our camper set up without any issues (yay!). It wasn't until bedtime that I realized we didn't have any pajamas for the kids. Queue frantic searching for the kids clothes. Tons of diapers, check. Baby wipes, yup. But not a single stitch of clothes. Oops, I forgot.
We made it work. The next day the kids got a new outfit from the small general store from the closest town. Luckily, we we're only camping for a couple days!
The worst, though, was when we finally got home and I saw the two little bags full of clothes for the kids, sitting on the floor next to the door. How did I forget them!
We have a small concession on site for the typical things that get left behind... like a headlamp or ketchup. (which reminds me of the time I forgot ketchup on a camping trip and used ketchup chips on my hotdogs).