We’ve been spending some time up at the trailer lately. Because of the dry weather, there has been a fire ban for most of the summer. My poor husband has been eagerly anticipating having one. In fact, as soon as his plane landed from a recent trip out east, he texted me: ”Landed. Want to have D and C for a fire?” He was puppy dog sad when we drove up, only to find the ban had not yet been lifted.
This week we’ve had a couple of days of steady showers. The ban lifted – finally! For the first time, we had people for dinner while Poppet was still awake and lit a fire. Friday was national s’mores day, so we toasted up some sweet puffs of marshmallow goodness and had ourselves a s’more. Just……one. You see, despite our best efforts, it is literally impossible to keep a toddler from getting too near a roaring campfire. They are tipsy, they are turvy, and they just about fall in every time.
We tried sitting her in a chair. We tried holding her. But at some point she would try to make it from one of us to the other, and she would teeter, and we would jump. So, how to safely have a camp fire with a toddler about? Don’t even try!
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