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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Phone Home

My daughter called home from camp last night.

It's been over a week since I dropped her at camp and it felt SO good to hear her voice.

I wanted to know everything about camp.  Were her counselors nice?  Was she eating the food?  How was her bunk? 

She told me there's lots of "draaaaahhhhhma" in her bunk.

She's 10.  How much drama can there be?  I got really nervous.  This was it...tweenager-hood.  I had sent a young girl off to sleepaway camp and I was going to pay for it by getting back a dramatic teenager.   I braced myself for the inevitable; someone was upset about a boy.  Someone was bitchy.  Someone got their period... 

"What's the drama about, honey?"

"_____ was making their bed, and it was a top bunk and when they stepped off they accidentally crushed _____'s plastic box with all her stuff.  She started crying." 


"Oh.  Can you send me a  poster of a duck?  My wall is sooooooooooooo empty."

What a relief.  Maybe I'll be getting my girl back after all.


  1. It would have been funny if after she asked for the duck poster she said, "oh and julie just got a brick of Mexican heroin so...i gotta go. love you."

  2. So sweet that your 10 yr old will remain 10. Great story.

  3. Scott - you make me laugh so hard. That's why I love you. :)

  4. I am impressed they let her call home- when I was a kid there wasn't a phone in sight (and cell phones didn't exist).

  5. Sounds like we have same stories, different sex.

    I have no idea what to expect when my sweet little boy returns from five days away hucking ramps on skis into pools of water with eleven of his best friends.

    I do know that if he is anything like his father when he is away with his male friends it ain't gonna be good!

  6. Ah, crisis averted...briefly. (Leans in to whisper - they do grow up and dammit, we can't stop it!)

    Now I'm going to go look longingly at the toddler photos of my "baby" who is *gasp* 21!

  7. It's been a while since I was at your site-still funny!


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