I heard the balcony door open behind me and I looked over my shoulder. Angus, in his pajamas with crazy hair and head hung low, was rubbing his eyes as he sleepily shuffled toward the bell.
“Morning,” I said to Angus. He looked up at me, startled.
“Oh! You surprised me! I have to ring the morning bell. Don’t mind me.” Angus said as he motioned toward the bell.
I plugged my fingers into my ears as Angus grasped the bell rope and gave the bell three loud rings, three times. Monday was now officially upon Camp Acorn.
I rested my elbow on the banister and crossed one foot over the other as I looked at Angus. He looked back at me.
“Soooooo…” I said as I raised an eyebrow at Angus.
“Soooooo…have a great day at Camp Acorn!” Angus said, waved and started to briskly walk away.
“Oh, no. Hang on bro!” I called after Angus. He stopped and turned to look at me. “I was just thinking that you look a little sleepy this morning.” I cocked my head to the side and eyed him.
“Oh for sure, eh?” Angus answered. “Visitor’s Day is always draining.” He turned to walk away again.
“Is that what it was? Visitor’s Day?”
“Oh yaaaaa. Visitor’s Day was really…”
“You aren’t sleepy cuz you were up to shenanigans in the middle of the night?” I interrupted Angus as I leaned my chin on my hand.
“Shenanigans? At Camp Acorn? In the middle of the night?” Angus said and then shook his head. “Naaaaaah. That would never happen.”
“I find that hard to believe, Angus.”
“Now I might have done a little bit of laundry at about three in the morning, but no shenanigans.” Angus gave me a small smile.
I tilted my head back and laughed. “I guess you could consider airing some boxers ‘doing a little bit of laundry’ but I’m not convinced.” Angus unabashedly grinned back at me.
“I have no idea what you are talking about Anne. Now you have a super awesome day at Camp Acorn where we are ‘creating memories that last long past the summer’.” Angus pointed at me, gave me an enormously dazzling smile and strutted back into the main house.
“That will definitely be one of my most cherished memories, Angus!” I muttered to myself as I looked back at the boxers dancing on the flag pole. I laughed again and slapped the balcony railing, almost knocking over my coffee cup! I grabbed it securely in my hands and turned to leave. I had better get a move on. I had three little campers to get down to breakfast. I giggled as I hurried up to my room.