This is somewhat of a personal debate I wage with my alter ego every summer. Want to know how y'all feel about it.
If you have an annual family camping trip or vacation, should you be obligated to participate fully in the group activities, group meals, group clean-up, group prayers, etc. etc. etc.?????
What if it's your only time off the WHOLE summer? Should you put aside wanting to have family time (i.e., just you, hubby and kids) to satisfy a couple people's insistence that all 30 of you do just about everything together? Should you have to camp right beside them or is it okay to have your own spot further away? Is it alright to retreat for a few hours to read a book or take a nap or take the kids to the pool? What about the group meals? Totally acceptable to feed your own kids breakfast at 7 am rather than wait until everyone else who's on cooking duty to get their a$$es up and get 'breakfast' ready for everyone (consisting of pancakes with raw batter oozing out from the middle, warm juice and margarine instead of butter for those oh-so-yummy pancakes?)
Yes, highly personal, I suppose. But take it with a grain of salt. I've been trying to come up with ways to fake an injury so I don't have to participate. 2 years ago was a nicea reprieve since I had a broken toe and a huge laceration on my thumb that was all stitched up and splinted. Other than that, it seems like those of us who have young children do most of the work.