Monday, June 20, 2011

Looking Back

Camp ended on Friday. It's now Monday, and I can finally talk about it without trembling inside. It wasn't horrible. It was just...camp. Doesn't that sum it up?

For the last 2 days, I've had countless people ask me how it was, or if I had fun. How can you answer that? It was 104 degrees, I had to wear flip flops into the shower, sleep was non existent and the girls never. stopped. singing! Never! How do you explain all that without crying just a titch?

I will admit to a few great moments: watching my two girls as young women, never having to cook my meals and a burping contest that made me laugh so hard I nearly peed my pants. Those were lovely experiences. The rest of the time, I would close my eyes and try to pretend I was in an air conditioned Target.

Since returning home, I've discovered that I now have a serious fear of sweating and camp songs. I sweat so much last week, I could have filled a kiddie pool. At one point I considered putting on a tube top. I'm serious. And now, whenever I overhear one of my girls humming a camp song, I get a nervous tick. I have to do my Lamaze breathing to calm down.

I'm sure I'll return to normal in a month or 12. Just in time for camp next year. By then, I may need to resort to extreme measures, like committing a minor felony so I can be booked into jail. I wonder if they sing camp songs there?


Edwin and Rebecca said...

I've let everyone in my ward know, I'm not going next year unless they change the location to fit my needs. I did invest in a battery operated fan, that helped a lot. Still...I can't shake how HOT it was. Miserably HOT.

Candice said...

Oh, I really needed that :) Smiles and giggles :)!!

Becky Leland said...

I LOVE your blog! HEAT, DIRT AND BUGS - I don't think so!

Eric and Amy said...

You can borrow my tube top :) ... and fluorescent yellow is definitely your color!!