Thursday, July 8, 2010

Getting to know my campers

So, it's been three full weeks of summer camp.

I'm gaining more and more patience with my 5& 6 year olds with each passing day. I know what to expect. I know that I will hear my name called 10 times simultaneously in a given second. I know that I have to repeat myself a dozen times before anyone really understands what I'm saying. And I definitely know to pack extra snacks,water bottles,band-aids, bug spray, and sunscreen for the little tykes that forget stuff at home.

To shine some light on the happenings of my day, I'd like to introduce you to some of my campers:

The Wanderer: Welcome to my daily heart attack. Mr. Wanderer has a mind of his own, and I lose him at least twice a day. I can usually count on finding him at the following locations: somewhere in the woods, trotting down by the lakefront, or tagging along with another group of campers.

The Slowpoke: If it were humane to literally light a firecracker under his bum, I would. Mr. Slowpoke is unmotivated and slower than an injured snail. The group is always waiting on him to finish his lunch, finish changing for swim time...not to mention we have to stop and wait for him every few minutes during any transition time.

The Snotter: Not much explanation needed. The snotter has boogies or snot hanging from his nose at least 70% of the day. Travel packs of Kleenex are my best friend.

The Crybaby: Wa-Wa-Waaa. Eight hours a day. "I need a band-aid for my microscopic hangnail." "Sarah just cut me in line." "No one wants to play with me." "I don't like cheese."

Etc. Etc. Etc.

The Pee-er: Never fails: We just spent 20 minutes lining up to use the bathroom, and Pee-er refuses to go. Next, right in the middle of a hike, the Pee-er has to go to the bathroom. Oh, and of course multiple accidents have occurred.

The Scatterbrain: Simple. Loses everything. Seriously, this one has gone through three water bottles, a temporary lost backpack, and multiple articles of clothing.

But...I love em' all. I may go home every night with a throbbing headache...but it's worth it!


1 comment:

Crazy Shenanigans said...

And all of them in the same place too! I spent a summer at camp and I think we had all of those!