Duty calls!

Caroline left with the backpack and managed, with great difficulty, to extricate Angus from the bottom of the pile of kids who were still wrestling him.“Guys! I gotta go,” Angus told them as he rolled over onto his hands and knees. “We are getting ready for the all-camp wrap up tonight.”┬áThe kids reluctantly let him…

Preparation for my breakout role.

As we walked up the forested pathway to the main house, my three kids were discussing the turtle adventure. I gathered from the conversation that I might never ever get them back into the lake. “Remember that Sheldon has bright yellow stripe on his back. You just need to scan the bottom of the lake…

Fishing again. Will I ever learn?

When I woke up, the last of the campers were leaving general swim to get ready for their various clubs before dinner. I reluctantly opened my eyes. My son was still sound asleep, bundled up, on my lap. My neck was killing as I had done the ‘sleeping head bob’ for the last forty minutes while snoozing. The…

Quick lessons in child development

We returned to the beach in time for general swim check-in. The all-camp teams lined up at the beach entrance. The campers were pretty animated, discussing the afternoon’s activities. There was much speculation about the outcome of the ‘whodunit’. I could not resist smiling. My son returned to his sand castle making and I wrapped…