Daily Archives: July 30, 2011

The Voice of Reason?

It’s been a while since I posted.  I was vacationing in Paris, after all.

(And why no Wifi, Frenchies?  It was nearly impossible to find Wifi there, or at least Wifi that didn’t cost a zillion dollars per second.)

I mean, of course, it wasn’t all Paris, Paris, Paris since my last post.  There was a work trip to Hoboken for me, and for the girls… two ear infections, a bladder infection and don’t forget the fevers, coughing and vomiting.

The Eiffel Tower

Anyway, yes… I was in Paris!  Met WT (World Traveler) there, while the girls enjoyed Iowa at Grandma & Grandpa’s house.  They are still enjoying it and I’m missing them so much, I’m having dreams about them.

I don’t think the feeling is mutual because they’re too busy sewing, gardening, catching fireflies, eating corn, doing 360’s in the go-cart, playing dress-up and attending Grandpa’s Gun Safety & Target Practice Workshop.

It seems so long ago that I picked them up from camp.  They had a great time and Lily, especially, came home beaming.  When Lily’s counselor walked me to their cabin she said, “Oh no, you’re here to pick up our ‘voice of reason’. What will we do without her?”

Uh, whaaaat?!

Yes, she told me that Lily had come to be known as the voice of reason because of her calm demeanor and sage advice in times of tween drama.  The example Lily gave me was when the girls were all freaking out and screaming because they thought they saw a skunk.  Lily calmly pointed out that this furry animal didn’t appear to be a skunk since it was not black and white and instead was brown and looked like a raccoon.

Her counselor told me that it had taken a little while for Lily to warm up and get comfortable with the other girls, like a whole week.  But her 2nd week was great.

As we walked out, I watched the other girls carefully for their interactions with Lily.  They all hugged her and she seemed to be just fine socially.  As we walked through camp, other girls and their counselors would pop their heads out and tell Lily good-bye.  I was impressed with all the friends she had made.  So, camp had a bit of a rough start, but a happy ending.

P.S. Lily did complain to me that the other girls in the cabin wore different clothes than she wears and knew songs that she didn’t know. Yep, that’s my plan.  Keep the pop culture away for as long as I can.

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