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My 4 man tent with 2 vestibules is perfect for 2 people and plenty of gear. Dry equipment is a good thing. This is still true with kids because smaller they are more room they take up with "kid stuff". Something else to keep in mind is that more room makes extended trips easier.
Consider length and width of camping tents you're looking at. If you're 6 feet tall you'll want at least 7 feet to stretch out length-wise and 2-3 feet of width depending on how much you move in your sleep.
Another thing to consider is to make sure you have enough space for an inflatable air mattress. While it's not mandatory I'll have to say it makes camping much more comfortable than lying on a cold pad. When I wake up I feel 300% better than when I slept on a pad on floor getting stiff and cold. No it's not a king-size pillow-top, but hey this is camping. ;-)
Since we're on subject of size, make sure that you'll have enough height to kneel, partially-stand, or...
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