It was with a heavy heart that I accompanied my 2 oldest girls to the buses this morning. The ones that take them off to Young Women's camp for 5 days.
It's Thumbelina's first year of camp. I'm sure ElemenoB will take great care of her, but...
Who will make sure they sing camp songs? I mean, if you don't get crazy with camp songs, it's not the same experience. And is anyone besides myself brave enough to teach the girls "Midnight Train"? Will they still sing the banana song? Will they do the motions during flag ceremonies if I'm not there to break the "cool" barrier?
Who will take them on nice, long hikes? Not the wimpy ones where they walk around the lake and call it a day. I'm talking a hike to Lone Pine. Around the outer rim of the mountains surrounding MIA Shalom! Is someone going to do that if I'm not there?
Who's going to start the water fights in the canoes? The kind where you lure another canoe, preferably full of YW leaders, over to yours by talking really quietly so they have to get closer to hear you and then WHAMMO! you soak them to the core with one smooth motion of an oar in the water and paddle away as quick as you can. It's not as good without the water fights.
Is someone going to stay up all hours of the night with them, playing silly games and chatting and laughing and having a rip-roaring good time getting to know them?
I'm just saying...
I'm sure going to miss camp this year.
(and my girls)