week one: organized chaos.

i say "organized" lightly.

it has been a great few days, though. i can’t believe tomorrow is the last full day! this week has flown by, and i’ve learned a lot and am excited for everything to come.

tonight’s gonna be a short entry; i’m extremely tired and i have a few things to do before i head back to the cabin.

however, for your entertainment, here are a list of things that have defined my week thus far:

1.) the majority of ten-year-old boys will not listen the first time you tell them something.

2.) the majority of ten-year-old boys will act as if you just told them their dogs died if you say that they have to shower, even if they don’t want to.

3.) rest hour will inevitably deteriorate into a time for writing plays about robin hood and ke$ha. not sure how that one worked out.

4.) raccoons are not afraid of you.

5.) when you tell a ten-year-old boy to hang his towel up so it can dry, he thinks you mean drop it on the floor.

6.) some kids think that being lactose-intolerant means that they cannot eat cows.

7.) "you can’t ride in my little red wagon" is a fun cheer the first time. the eighth time, not so much.

8.) kids just want someone to listen to them.

9.) some adults don’t listen to kids enough.

10.) telling kids to hurry means that they will jog for ten seconds before returning to an even slower pace.

11.) some parents must think we don’t feed their kids at camp, because they send enough food with them for about three weeks.

12.) and then they send them care packages.

13.) brownies in care packages are good, though.

14.) kids are funny. kids are hilarious.

15.) kids are also exhausting.

16.) seeing that smile makes everything totally worth it.
with that, i’m going to bed.

well. in an hour or so.

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2 thoughts on “week one: organized chaos.

  1. Anonymous says:

    yes! numbers! i love numbers!
    1. yes.
    2. the majority of ten year old boys in wilderness camp equate showering with swimming.
    3. or napping on one of the 10 couches in the staff room. (ps. i love how writing these plays is “inevitable”)
    4. but bears ARE afraid of cats (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57VbE0J9niw&feature=mh_lolz&list=PL82C4E84BBC393E80)
    5. SO SO TRUE
    6. some camps have a milk machine with little “udders” that come out of it. when kids come up to get milk at said camps, they moo.
    7. it sounds pretty fun right now!
    8. i think by kids, you mean people.
    9. and by some, you mean most
    10. that you me in high school gym class.
    11. some camps don’t let their kids bring food. but the staff is really grateful because that’s less critters to deal with.
    12. some camps have mail. and when parents drop their kids off, they drop “mail” for the week in each one of these bins. it could be a letter, or card or gift. and then the counselors for the week pass out the mail at suppertime. so its called mail but it never usually goes through the us postal service. its okay, i think it’s weird too.
    13. and by care packages, you mean of all kinds
    14. duh. how do you think i got my tomato joke?
    15. true.
    16. because you know they love you too.
    =) love you, buddy.

  2. Anonymous says:

    yes! numbers! i love numbers!

    1. yes.

    2. the majority of ten year old boys in wilderness camp equate showering with swimming.

    3. or napping on one of the 10 couches in the staff room. (ps. i love how writing these plays is “inevitable”)

    4. but bears ARE afraid of cats (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57VbE0J9niw&feature=mh_lolz&list=PL82C4E84BBC393E80)

    5. SO SO TRUE

    6. some camps have a milk machine with little “udders” that come out of it. when kids come up to get milk at said camps, they moo.

    7. it sounds pretty fun right now!

    8. i think by kids, you mean people.

    9. and by some, you mean most

    10. that you me in high school gym class.

    11. some camps don’t let their kids bring food. but the staff is really grateful because that’s less critters to deal with.

    12. some camps have mail. and when parents drop their kids off, they drop “mail” for the week in each one of these bins. it could be a letter, or card or gift. and then the counselors for the week pass out the mail at suppertime. so its called mail but it never usually goes through the us postal service. its okay, i think it’s weird too.

    13. and by care packages, you mean of all kinds

    14. duh. how do you think i got my tomato joke?

    15. true.

    16. because you know they love you too.

    =) love you, buddy.

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