For many parents, the idea of living without many modern conveniences is terrifying. Better education, medical advances, and evolutions in technology aid parents tremendously. I mean, imagine parenting without a crib, diapers, bottles, or toys. Cave people living in the Stone Age lacked what we consider to be "baby essentials," so I, for one, am thankful there are things cave parents did that no parent would do today.
My partner likes to go camping, and I take those instances as an opportunity to gain some insight into the way people lived thousands of years ago. All of our comforts are left at home and we have to "rough it" in the wild. (Look, a tent and a cell phone is still "roughing it," OK. Don't fight me on this.)
Fine, you guys. Camping isn't the same as living like prehistoric cave people. I'll give you that, OK? However, many of the things that make parenting easier are left at home and I, personally, miss my modern luxuries. Anything that requires electricity gets left at home so that means no baby monitor, no tablet with kid-friendly shows, and no hair appliances for mom. It's easy to see why roughing it like a cave person is not this city-loving mom's favorite pastime.