Mom’s Letter To Her Summer Camp Kid

K1 Son at sleep away camp, Day 9.  No letter home…yet:

Dear K1 Son,

Are you o-k? Are you having fun? Did a mountain lion carry you off?  Were you eaten by bears? I do think you actually did get on the right bus, because I saw you in a picture from camp that your counselor’s sent me. You looked pretty happy, but maybe they said that they wouldn’t feed you if you didn’t smile for the picture.  I know how much you like to eat.

Since I haven’t gotten a letter yet, I’m wondering if you wandered off from camp?  Did you take a wrong turn on a hike?  Are your counselors afraid to tell me that they can’t find you? Maybe they figure that you’re just as lost on Saturday as you are today, so they might as well tell me that they’ve lost you when I go to pick you up.  

On the other hand, maybe you are locked in a cage with the other boys because you are all too hyper and the counselors need a break?  Or, it could be that you won the video award and you and all of your friends are in the special video room with the big, comfy couch and videos and movies on 24 hours a day with lots of sodas and chips–therefore no time to write your mom.

Seriously, we all totally miss you and look forward to seeing you when you get back. Write, write, write, write, so that I can hear about all of the fun that you are having with both your old and new friends.

Love, Mom (Remember me? I gave birth to you!)

P.S. If you can’t find a pencil, maybe you could scratch me a note in a piece of wood or a stone. Don’t send me a smoke signal, though, I don’t want you playing with fire. 🙂

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2 Comments

  1. Posted July 23, 2008 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    LOL. The real question is: how many showers is he taking? My kids can go a whole week at camp without one, but they do swim I guess. blech.

    Found you via mom bloggers club. The Groovy Girls logo is genius. Wish I’d thought of it!

  2. Mermaid
    Posted July 24, 2008 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    More fodder for my Worst Mom title: a letter just arrived and he said he ran out of shampoo. Uh oh, we are in trouble, has he discovered girls at camp? Why else would he have run out of shampoo?

    In years past, threeundertwo, when we’ve picked him up, his hair was matted and I think he was still wearing the very same clothes that he wore the day he left for camp. Yikes!


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