So a Church member asked if I would like to go to the Christian camp to help out with all the first timer kids. These cuties consisted of 7 and 8 year olds and this would be their first time at sleep-away-camp.
So I said...
Well, not really. I said yes. ( I just had to use that froggy picture somehow).
My Husband arranged to take off a few days from work to stay home with my Son while my daughter and I went upstate. Many many many years ago I worked at a camp and it was hard, but fun.....lets just say I was much younger then, had more energy and weighed 50 pounds less (at least).
First, We got there after five hours of driving and before I could even put my imitation designer purse down I was told that I was now a Cabin Mom.
Who the what the? So instead of sleeping in the main house I was now sleeping with ten 7-year-olds. The Cabin was on a hill that well, might as well have been on Everest because that's how this fluffy girl saw it!
OK, right after that it was straight to work. I was exhausted and we hadn't started yet!
After Chapel Time, crafts, a trip to the creek (where I prayed that my fluffy body would not go rolling down the rocky hill)...then making sure all 10 kids took a shower...we were off for movie time (Veggie Tales...love these movies too cute).
But my dear sweet Bloggy Buddies... All I wanted was to plop my head down onto a fluffy pillow and sleep.
finally, it was sleepy time and I was all set to curl up in dreamy land when.........
two of the girls started whimpering...
(oh oh I knew where that was headed) Then they started to cry.....then all out scream for....
Dear Lord I was afraid of that.....
It's inevitable. 7-year-olds are Okie dokie until....bedtime when they realize Mom isn't there.
But after what seemed like an eternity of consoling and then a trip by the Dean telling them they had to settle down...they fell into a serene slumber
"Ahhhh" I said "finally I can catch some z's!"
Until I realized that instead of a comfy bed ....it felt like I was sleeping on...
Fluffy bodies weren't meant for thin Camp cots.
This made me ...
lets just say it was a LONG night.