If you were to leave your home behind for two months, what things would you take with you and what things would you leave behind? There are only 4 days until the kids and I leave to join James at Boy Scout Camp in the big woods of Hoosier National Forest in Bloomington, Indiana.
I’m only taking a week’s worth of clothes for everyone. I’m only taking one small box of toys. Each of the kids will take their favorite stuffed animal and blanket. I will take my laptop because I want to keep in touch with my family and friends and because I will use it for my job as Camp Photographer. Of course I’m taking my camera!
I’m leaving lots of things behind! Preparing to live with less for two months out of the year makes me really stop and ponder why I have so much stuff! I have family in Philippines that are very poor and even though they do not have much in the way of material possessions they are happy. Why do I have so much stuff? Maybe it’s because I live in America, the land of the free, the home of the having lots of stuff! Maybe it’s because I have always had lots of stuff.
My oldest made the comment the other day that our house is the castle where Mommy is the queen and Daddy is the king. I like to think that our home in the woods will be the same . . . our castle in the big woods with a lot less stuff!
This post is part of Steady Mom’s 3o min. blog challenge.