Hello all! Well, I have come out on the other side!! I have finally made it through the last 3 weeks of unbelievable scheduling, and I am basking in the light of day!! The morning has gone smoothly here at the family planning clinic, and we are hoping for a smooth afternoon too. We returned from 4-H camp last night right before the weather turned really questionable! Will post pictures later, but wanted to post the daily list of reflections I made while we were gone for camp! We certainly had a blast!
Reflections from Day 1--
--If you take 1/2 of your car passengers on a 3 day, 500 mile adventure and return them the night before you take them to camp, the ride is much quieter.
--You can fix a lot of things with hydrocortisone cream and antibiotic ointment.
--There ARE children worse than your own--guaranteed!!
Reflections from Day 2--
--They make coffee that comes in a box. . . with a spigot on it to use in a dispensing machine (You know, like the machines you get milk and juice out of at motels?) This is what they served at camp--It's NASTY!!
--Canoeing is like riding a bike--once you know how, you never forget.
--If you should choose to go canoeing, you should always sit in the back--up on the little tiny seat, so as to protect your toosh from lake water.
--Providing CPR to the demising fishing bait is NOT in my job description!!
--Girls will spend all afternoon washing and fixing hair and doing nails before the dance, boys will show up with a nice, clean shirt and the dirty shorts they wore all day, that don't match. Some of them combed their hair--and many of them (mine included) you could smell coming (up-wind) because of the Axe cologne they shot on!
--You can SERIOUSLY embarrass a 12 year old child by doing the John Travolta dance technique during the song "Staying Alive" at the camp dance. OOO OOO OOO OOO, staying alive, staying alive!! Oh, sorry--I was lost in the memory.
Reflections from day 3--
--You can send 3-4 sets of clothes to camp. . . But if you have boys, they will only wear one. . . ALL BOYS!! (I have suspected this for years, but now I can finally prove it!) However, if you have girls. . . many, MANY clothes changes per day!
--It doesn't matter how many times you look around before you leave, or how many times you ask them if they have gotten EVERYTHING. . . someone ALWAYS forgets SOMETHING!!
--Kids will try very hard to spend every cent of money their parents sent with them. . . even it means loading up on chocolate bars at the gas station where you stopped to pee!
--Grant will be the one who looks after his mom in her old age! (that kid was checking on me many times throughout the day)
--It doesn't matter how young you are or how old, you ALWAYS make special friends that touch your heart!
They asked me to come back next year--I had such a fantastic time. . . I just think I will! (and my kids are even OK with that!) Will post more later about the activities that took place there!
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