Monday, July 20, 2009

First Day of Camp, Tennis Anyone?

Today is the first day of the annual summer rite of passage for kids and parents-summer camp. Sure, it's not overnight camp, but it's still a source of anxiety for me, mainly because when you spend so much time with your kids, it's tough letting go. Oh well, it's good for everyone involved. We've lucked out with the weather because it is not slated to be too hot, so we'll see how that goes. Hoping the kids won't be too mean and that they both will make some new friends. Most importantly, hope they get a lot out of the experience. One good thing is that I'm pretty sure A won't have the YKW twins in her camp. It's been nice not seeing them around.

The way the scheduling worked out, I'm not going to have too much free time to myself since we couldn't get into the morning session for N, so there will be a four hour period where we'll be hanging out and then he'll go for the afternooon. Such is life. It would have been preferable to have them beginning at the same time, giving me a four hour chunk of time in the morning to myself, but it'll be fun hanging out with him and doing things he likes to do before his gig. Long days for both of them, however, as well as mom and dad.

Have to get a backpack for him and a new water bottle for her. This morning I'll have to make their lunches and then at some point in the afternoon go to the store and get lunch stuff.

We've been tennis mongers lately, and it's been a lot of fun. You really see the interest and desire to play in the kids, and it's a fun way for all of us to get out and play. Saw a bunch of our neighbors at the court, too, though demand for playing time can be high at times. Gotta keep hitting.

More updates on how camp goes later. Just as a side note, it's amazing to me how much people send their kids to camp. Besides the cost, what a brutal day. I know the kids have fun, but eight hours of fun must be exhausting.

Thanks to Ben Earwicker and Ruth Livingstone for the pic, and thanks for reading.

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