Sound insane? Camping inside the house...

@koneho12 (165)
Philippines
October 15, 2011 6:39pm CST
Last night me and my younger sister had a great bonding time spent together. We built a tent in our living room yes it is true, inside the living room. The story begin with this,unexpected power interruption was experienced in our whole community, darkness was all over the places. No lights, no air-conditioned room and no noisy television, thus, instead of complaining to a lot of things, my sister did have great idea and it is to build a tent inside our house. She said to me, "what is we build a tent here, imagine we are along the sea side". We also brought some snacks. We used the time to have some conversations about her studies, love life and future plans. Our bonding time in the darkness was so memorable it made our close relationship much stronger, I am pretty sure that it does not happened in the usual days. I am so grateful... love, love, love... In the darkness there is a spark of light.
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@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
17 Oct 11
That is really sweet of you. Me and my sister had done that. It was really cool, building a tent inside our room. It was good for family bonding . Now that we are older, I still want to do that, but my sister is too old for that and she is now a kill joy
@arkhan099 (110)
• Pakistan
16 Oct 11
Never tried it but the experience sounds soooo thrilling , plus you spent it with a sibling , it intensifies the fun by 10. when i was young me and my two sisters used to do something remotely similar , we'd get some snacks put them onto our lounge room rug and pretend the rug was our ship while the rest was water.We'd sail the seven seas ,snack on all the junk food we had and then board the nearest island and send one of the crew to get more food form the kitchen bay, this all included special effects my me while my oldest sister verbally explained to us our surroundings. Sometimes we would also play some back ground music or songs to make things interesting, how i wish the times hadn't changed.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
16 Oct 11
Oh no, that ins't insane, in fact I would do it this year except I no longer have the room. Where we live, during Sukkot, (Feast of Tabernacles) what most people do is put up a tent or Sukkah and camp out for 7 days, but by this time of the year, it is too cold and wet. Except this year, the weather is beautiful, so my son and I camp outside last night..:) But in years past, we'd build one in the living room to camp out in...
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
16 Oct 11
This is really great. I never had same experience like this. But,back in my hometown I always bring our tent and built it in our backyard where we do sleep at night. Especially during summer, we like doing it,like we are on camping site. We also build a campfire and have it lighted the whole night. That's really great and yes,a good time for bonding. have a good day
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
16 Oct 11
Camping inside the house is fun thing to do.Doing things like this that odd from the usual is quite weird but fun and interesting. Bonding time in this way is really amazing and memorable. We do stuff like this camping inside the house too.
@airkulet (2705)
• Philippines
16 Oct 11
We used to do that also and mind you it is not because of power interruption its because we just feel it too. My husband bought a new camping tent and we want to test if we could build it, but our young son insisted that it should be like that forever so the tent has been in the living room for almost 2 days. We only removed it after he goes to school. My son is 6 years old back then, he wanted that the tent will become his room. Everyone is laughing about the idea.
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
16 Oct 11
I do it regularly with my child. Only we make our tent out of old sheets and the dinning room table. WE take our sleeping bags and the camping lantern and read books and play with her dolls before bed. Every weekend that my hubby is gone for work we spend one night like that. My hubby and I have a camper at the campground that we work the summers at and it has the slideouts so it makes for a pretty big front room. We had friends come to camp with us. AFter the first night, they set the tent up in the front room. THey could have just slept on the pull out couch, but they still wanted to "camp"
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
16 Oct 11
Oh my gosh I thought I was the only one to do that! I did it with my kids and now my grand daughters and they love it! I even bought a little pup tent to put up in the living room. Recently our power went out and my city-fied grand daughter of 11 years was so scared! So I told her how we did it "in the olden days" and got out the candles, the flashlights, told stories, go outside to see whats going on, eat non cooked things etc. NExt day, she called her mom and told her she had the best time ever and asked "can we have a power outage sometime?". Kids these days don't know how to have fun! As kids we would spend the night in the back yard in a tent or our tent-trailer. It is just so much fun and so little work! Talk about doing things you don't normally do! But kids these days don't have to use their imaginations...everything is done for them with the press of a button. Oh, what they are missing! My other 2 grand daughters spent the night last week and I pulled out the sleeping bags and flash lights..even tho we had power and we just sat together and talked and played with the flashlight light. They had a blast.