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Camp drop off

        It began to pour. There was even some hail. Deane’s mood was playing out in the weather. Deane had been in a good mood the whole drive to camp, enjoying the last piece of a doughnut as we pulled into the parking lot. He grew more concerned as we went through … Continue reading

A helpful reminder

At least someone is focusing on fun. While I sort laundry and fill out forms, Deane’s 11-year-old sister decided that her brother should set some fun goals for camp. His sister, who is also going to sleep-over camp for the first time this year, had already compiled her own list. There are some similarities, but … Continue reading

Camp countdown

A week from today, I will be waking up wondering how my son’s first night at camp went. Up until now, his first overnight camp without the family has been a distant, almost theoretical topic – something we referred to but didn’t dwell on. It’s now time to start labelling clothes, checking packing lists and … Continue reading