So I am a single mom (surprise!) and I have no outside help. I don't have sitters on the weekend or anything, I do it all. No one helps during the week, either. Neither of their father's are involved, or their families etc. Anyway.. I live in OH and my father lives 15 minutes away from the beach in TX, where I grew up. I try to do week down there each year using income tax money but that got ruined this year. I get 3 weeks of vacation from my employer and I work a labor intensivve job. In Jan I sprained my MCL from an at home injury so I took my vacation pay from my August vacation early bc I was out of work for 2 weeks, I then used 1/4 of my income tax money on a summer class so I can get my associates (in 2 weeks!). So vacation is all jacked up. So I decided to take my kids camping, Lake Cumberland, KY is 2 hrs away so we were going to go on a friday, stay sat and sun night on the swimming beaches and on sunday on the way back to OH take a tour of one of the caves.
I broke the news to my dad and his first response was "And your boyfriend is going with you, right? I mean, your not taking your kids camping by yourself?" My mother is also not supportive. I have been camping and fishing and gutting and cooking the fish pretty much my entire life. I can start a fire, maintain a fire, and pitch tent. I even have a 9 person, 2 bedroom tent, a blow up mattress, lanterns.. etc. I know how to survive and I take care of my kids all the time.
So why should there be a problem taking my kids camping? Anyone else have this issue when trying to do something ALONE with your kids?