Monday, April 02, 2007
the other day, i met a bear...
so, i registered jack for summer camp today. i am so excited for him!! i am a dyed-in-the-wool camper, from girl scout & boy scout camping (dad was a scoutmaster for 15 years), to the music camp i attended for 6 years, to the parks & rec day camp i ran the summer i graduated from college... there's just something FUN about camp!!
i'm the first to admit that maybe i liked camp *just a little* too much. i loved packing for camp, and the smell of "laundry pens." i was somehow a cooler kid at camp. letters from my camp friends often got me through a long, hard, teenage winter at home! i loved being outside all the time. i loved reveille and taps and everything in between.
i used to keep a large calendar on my wall and mark off the days until camp with big black x's. registering for camp meant school was coming to a close, and the endless summer days were drawing closer.
so, jack's days will be filled with swimming lessons and arts & crafts and outside time. he will come home each evening smelling of sunscreen and bugspray with stories to tell and bags under his eyes. i'm a teeny bit jealous!
did you go to camp?