Scoutsick Mom (was Scouts Calling Home)
Dawn L. Moriarty (topdogdlm@PITNET.NET)
Tue, 21 Jul 1998 10:21:36 -0500
I know that Moms and Dads do get campsick for their son, been there,
done that. However, we can get through the week, too without calling
camp. Some things to keep in mind:
1. You son's room will be clean for a WHOLE week, instead of only
a couple of hours.
2. You can eat what YOU like and not tell him (I know we are all closet
chocoholics and ice cream addicts ;-) ).
3. You can run around in YOUR underwear (unless there are other
children at home).
4. You can hog the bathroom and use up all the hot water.
5. You can watch what you want to watch on TV or rent movies that
you want to see (you know the mushy, gushy love stories that your son
would say "gross" to).
6. You can play with the home video or computer games without
your son telling you how to do it.
7. There won't be as much laundry, however the downside is, it will triple
with dirty, smelly clothes when he gets back.
See, there are some positive aspects to having you son at camp. As a
matter of fact, we will be totally childless next week as our older son is
going back to scout camp (unexpectedly - he decided at the end of
last week at camp that he wants to do Councilor in Training to see if
he really want to apply for a staff job next year) and the younger one will
be at church camp. Five whole days without kids - my husband and I
won't know what to do with ourselves as this is a first in 14 years!
Dawn Moriarty, ACM Pack 62, Cresco, IA
CS Camping Chair, North Rivers District, Winnebago Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City