Saturday, June 19, 2010

Summer Camp

This may be the last time I drive my daughter to summer camp.

She has been attending this camp since she was 9 years old, and now at 23 she thinks she'll do something else during the summers.

I love driving her to camp.
She talks to me about things that are important to her.
Sometimes I get to overhear cell phone conversations she has with her friends. I always get to know her just a bit better and if I don't inadvertently do something "mom-ish" we have a great time!

This trip was particularly fun.

We had planned to leave at 7 am, but the night before she asked if we could go later. She was ready to leave about 10 am, but knowing she was having doubts, I suggested a family game of cards. We rounded up her brother and dad and played cards for an hour. It was loads of fun + it made the leave taking calm and easy.

The trip is usually 8 hours. We made great time. We brought sandwiches for lunch. For dinner, she wanted a veggie burger at Red Robin. The 411 operator we got was in the very town we were traveling thru! She said yes there's a Red Robin and even gave us directions. I don't think that happens very often. My daughter thought it was very cool.

The next morning I drove her up to camp.

I'll imagine her for the next 6 weeks sitting on this dock ~ teaching swimming, supervising the other swim teachers, organizing free swim and getting tan.

I hope this last summer is as perfect as can be.


Elyse said...

what a lovely post. a warm and sunny tribute to so many things ... summer, family, change.

happy weekend


The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Hi Marilee,

I've missed visiting you.

WOW! You blink your eyes, and the're grown. What an exciting time for you and your beautiful fledgling.

Safe Journey,