Did you ever go to summer camp?
The only camps I went to were volleyball camps. They were painful, yet lots of fun. The conditioning was painful. The drills and friends were the fun part.
This year for Spring Break, Tristan is going to camp. He’s going with a ton of other middle school aged children. That had me freaked out a little bit. Okay, a whole lot. I thought this spring break thing was like a VBS for middle schoolers. You know, drive them in everyday, they play games, eat snacks, go home, and repeat. I did not realize it was an actual camp.
Let me put this into perspective. He’s never really been away before and never on a scale like this. Staying a single night at a friend’s house is the extent of his time away from home. And I can’t even remember the last time that happened. Certainly not within the last three years.
I admit, I was a little surprised by my own fears. I can’t remember feeling this way before. FEAR. I mean isn’t he a little young to be going away to camp? What do I know? I went to camp when I was in high school and I was homesick by the second day! I know it’s irrational. He is growing up and these things happen. This thing just threw me for a loop. I was not expecting him to be going so far away, for so long. I’m going to miss him.
Thankfully, the group needed more adult males to help out and Matt courageously volunteered himself to be a camp counselor. This makes me feel so much better. This might have something to do with him volunteering. I think he deserves a metal. And I just want to give a shout out to God. Thanks!
This morning Matt and Tristan headed out to meet their group. About ten minutes later, Gavin found their enormous duffel bag that held sleeping bags, towels, and pillows. It was sitting behind the couch and was forgotten. Ooops. Needless to say, we had a chance to say “Good-bye” to the guys again.
They are going to have such a great time! And I am not going to worry. But I am going to pray and so should you. It doesn’t hurt to have someone looking out for you.
Meanwhile . . .
Gavin and I have BIG plans. They include: playing games, eating pizza, watching movies, playing the Wii, going swimming (indoors), biking, walking the dog, and going bowling. Perhaps, not exactly in this order. Gavin says that he just wants to “P-A-R-T-A-Y.” I think this just means that he wants to hang out with mom and play Minecraft. I really, really think so. Matt told me to have fun and act like a nine-year old. So, beware if you see me acting a little funny.
For extra measure, he sat down and wrote out today’s agenda. It looks pretty official.
He’s such a smart guy.
He gets that from me.
Wishing you a wonderful spring.