Saturday, November 08, 2008
cub scout camp outs are great. i mean, really great! especially for the one mom in attendance. it's like... like a little trip back into time before civilization began!
there will be lots of strange smells.
there may, or may not be, enough sleeping bags packed.
there will be things thrown onto the cooking fire. all sorts of things.
there will be messes, despite your best efforts.
the bacon will be smoked. definitely smoked.
there will not be *facilities.*
there will be bee bee guns, before 8 a.m.
but there will also be a kind father who fetches coffee for everyone.
and a husband who offers to "keep an eye out." you know, when you're using the *facilities.*
and no rain.
and seasonal temperatures.
and a family of three that thrives with only two sleeping bags.
and seven scouts who learn their skit, and track deer and play with abandon the way only young boys can play in the great outdoors.
and sticky marshmallow smiles... the morning after.