Monday, June 15

this is not my first rodeo

This morning, I dropped Carly off at camp for the week. We had her stuff laid out on the guest bed and last night we packed her suitcase. She had a running list of what she needed and reminded me when she thought I had forgotten. This morning she was up and ready to go, verifying that I had not forgotten things that we had not talked about last night like money for snacks. She had demonstrated nervous excitement this morning but when we unloaded the car and started to walk toward registration, she changed. I could see the comfort level go way up and quickly she had the look of I'm no rookie. You could even hear it in her voice when her cabin counselor asked her was this her first year - "no mam - I was here last year" and then they started talking about her counselor from last year and group leaders and her favorite things about camp. Next thing I know, I have to ask if I can have a hug before I go...sure mom!

4 comments:

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

mail was sent off this morning..

Celeste said...

she is so grown up. next you'll be taking her to college....

Keetha Broyles said...

Is it church camp?

I sooooo believe in church camp. I have been involved in more than 100 camps in my lifetime, either as a camper myself, a counselor, the head counselor, or the speaker.

There is something about camp that just can't happen any place else.

Good for you for taking her.

Jill said...

How fun for Carly to be a seasoned camper!