My 6th grader is going to 6th grade camp. Does that bring back grade school memories or what? When I went, I was also in sixth grade, and we went for a whole week (god bless those teachers). I still remember some of the songs I learned, and I love to geek out and sing them for my girls: “Here’s a story, doo doo, doo do, about Jaws, doo doo, doo do…” They always respond the same way: “Oh mommmmm….”
At any rate, my daughter is only going for a quick overnight, but the packing list is a little daunting. We tackled it last night, and this is pretty much how it unfolded.
Sleeping bag? Check.
Sunscreen? Hmmm….don’t you have to replace sunscreen every season? Does Fall count as a new season? Okay. That goes on the grocery list.
Bugspray? From my daughter: “What kind of bugs? Big bugs? Like spiders?” Yeah…good luck with this one, Mrs. Johnson.
Raingear? Check. Oh wait a minute. We should try that on. Your arms are like a foot longer than they were last Spring. Yep. As I suspected. You could use a new raincoat. From my middle child: “I’m not wearing any hand-me-downs that are pink!” From me: “Grrrrrrrrrr…..”
So mission number one this morning was to quickly locate a raincoat sturdy enough to withstand three go-rounds in our closets, in a shade other than pink (now watch, next year my middle child will be obsessed with all hues in the rose, blush and coral families). And lo and behold, I think search success is mine! (Now if I could just do the same for my own raingear!)
Anyone else out there love Uncle Dan’s? They always come through in a camping emergency for me (because I have so many…). Here are my options this morning:
(also comes in pink for those of you who do not have children who have declared a ban on the shade!)
(mad for plaid!)
(also comes in blue, pink and black…but I think the yellow is super cute!)
Now that makes for a happy camper!