Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Some days are harder living in a RV with 4 kids ages 5 and under than others. I try to practice patience which is way easier said than done. Creativity is a must, especially on rainy days, which has been the case for the past 2 days here. The last time it rained i let them play in the mud since it was easier to have them outside, but that proved to give me much more work in the long run!

The thing i love best about living in the camper is the one thing I hate the most. Yes, it's one of those love/hate relationships. Everything must be picked up, all the time, or it looks like a tornado passed thru here and distructed everything in it's path! Remember this??

Yeah...and the one thing that Nathan always says is that it's different from a house in the fact that you need to do this before you can do that, etc. For example, you need to take the clothes baskets out of the shower before you can take a shower...but in order to have room to put the baskets in our bedroom and 'out of the way', the shoes need to be picked up (which are kept in our room) and before the shoes can be put away, the bed must be made so the compartment that the shoes are kept in isn't blocked by the blanets from the bed. So that's just ONE example. The rest of the camper works the same way. So it's a continually process!!

But I was looking back at some pics today and realized how much i LOVE not having "stuff". Yes, it would be nice to have a dishwasher or something, but all the "stuff" that we accumulated is not missed at all!! Even when we went from a house to an apt and 'thought' we got rid of a lot of "stuff" (which we did) but it was still a ton! I don't miss the messes, the moves, the boxes, the totes...ugh. It almost gives me a headache just thinking about it!

Those scenes I do NOT miss!! I will take my limited space camper over that any day!


Anonymous said...

I admire you, Dawn!
but it is such fun following you through your RV experience

Amanda S. said...

So the experience of picking up stuff is the term called "Yak-Shaving" http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2005/03/dont_shave_that.html

My hubby told me about this term several years ago and it makes me laugh everytime i think of it. Enjoy.