Still no word from ds at camp!
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|Mon, 08-11-2003 - 10:33am|
No word from Sam yet! We've mailed at least one card a day (one from dh or me, and Rachel has written a few also). I TOLD Sam to write right away and let us know how he was doing. He has pre-stamped/addressed envelopes, but we know he hates to write. The camp also has a web-site where they put up pictures every few days. On Friday, there was a shot of 6 out of the 9 boys in his bunk doing an art project. Of course, he was at the table not in the picture. Oy!
So, our friends with overnight camp experience told us to call the camp and find out how he was doing. They thought we had great restraint to wait this long. I have to say that I'm not trying to be overly dramatic here. We are not *worried* just really curious how he's doing - is he just tolerating the experience? enjoying it? disliking it? It's so suspenseful to not be able to find out what your child did every day, what did he eat, has he made friends? Since the camp did say we were welcome to call, we did.
You can't actually talk to your child, which I knew, and I didn't want Sam knowing we called anyway. His unit leader (A head counselor that supervises the 5 bunks in his unit) went and talked to Sam and then called me. The leader asked Sam if he was alive;-) And he responded sheepishly that he guesses he should write home. Sam said he did write once 2 days ago. (maybe we'll get it today) The unit leader said Sam is fine and he has seen him participating in everything. Whew! He also said that, of course, he would have called had he been very homesick or not participating.
BTW, Rachel and Sam shared 2 cute long hugs before he left. They pretended they were joking, but clearly weren't. Rachel helped me pick out some candy she knows Sam likes that's appropriate for mailing and sharing with his bunkmates, and she's written him 3 times. She says she likes being the only one at home, but she also clearly misses him.
So... that's my update. I'll let you know if I get a letter. It should be entertaining.
Anyone else had a child go to overnight camp? What was your/their experience?