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As you may know by now we have been blessed with the sweetest little boy in the world via adoption this year. Yes, we decided before we knew if he was ours forever that we were going to move into a camper for a while even if we were able to keep him.
Why? We want him to have the best life possible. For us that is living simply, not being indebted, and being able to spend the maximum time together as a family. At this time in our lives we think that fulltime rv living will be the perfect way to do that. Here’s some bonus’ to living in a camper with a little one:
- Everything is pretty much already baby proofed. Serious score.
- Not much room for toys and extras therefore I will have much less mess than the average household.
- Maximum time to be together as a family and enjoy family activities.
- Space. We are currently working on a custom design inside our camper to be able to fit us all comfortably.
- Rainy days. Most of the time we will be able to be outdoors but I have a feeling that rainy days may cause some cabin fever.
Personally we think the pros far outweigh the cons. Plus we are excited that the campground we will be staying at has playgrounds and nice paved roads for daily walking, I don’t think we will have a lack of things to do!
Like I mentioned above we are working on fixing the non-baby-friendly parts of the camper before we move in. To find these spots and areas I just let the baby crawl around in the camper right now to see where he goes and where he gets into! Mostly this means working on the front area of the camper where the seats are, I will be posting pics of our renovation once it’s complete! We are also making room for another bed, our rv does have pull out beds but we want something permanent and something that will work for a growing toddler (that would easily escape anything without sides!).
For toys/kids stuff we are building a special area for his clothing. Baby things are hard to hang up so I’d rather have drawers. Toys will have one area in the camper. That way it’s all contained in one spot, we can have minimal things, and there is always a place for the toys to go back to. I also plan on having a special area with learning things. Paper, markers, stickers, any activities that we will do together. We can think of this as our “school drawer.”
We know we are in for a different challenge than we had from living in the camper before but what’s life without a little adventure? 🙂
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