The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom: Wondering how my girl is, and my brilliant camp idea

Monday, June 21, 2010

Wondering how my girl is, and my brilliant camp idea

fI miss my girl. I wish they would have had a way for her to call or email us to at least let us know how things are going. Not sure I really like the no contact for 5 days plan. Apparently, they feel if the kid is homesick, phone calls home make it worse, but how about when the mom is campsick? I'm pretty sure that a phone call would make me feel *better*.

We are able to write to her, but I have no faith in the postal system whatsoever. Since she gets home from camp on Friday, the letter would have to reach her by Thursday. If I mailed it Monday, the best I can hope for is Wednesday, not really feeling great about that plan.

I did come up with a lovely idea for my girl, in the hopes that she would still be thrilled with notes from home, even if they didn't arrive via post.

I sent with her a large bag filled with 6 smaller bags, each labeled with a day of the week. Inside each bag is a note from me, a (printed) email from other family members, a goodie or two for her, and 6 other identical goodies to share with her new cabinmates. There are 6 girls, including Faith, so I wanted her to have something special for her but something nice to share with her new friends. My parents, my brother & SIL, my mom's best friend, and Shaun all sent me emails to print for her, so she has 1-2 per day to read, including puppy stories from my family. I tried to pick some stuff her her to do during rest time, since it's very unlikely she'll actually sleep.

The goodie bags:
Sunday - rainbow sleep mask, Hello Kitty socks, Cam Jansen & the Camp Mysteries book for her; mini Disney Princess puzzles to share with her cabin
Monday - new box of crayons and My Little Pony coloring pad for her; Disney Fairies notepads & pens for her cabin
Tuesday - velvet marker poster with "Camp Fun" and critters; glow rings & bracelets for her cabin (campfire night)
Wednesday - Disney Fairies glitter lip glosses for her; Disney Princess splash balls & frisbees for her cabin
Thursday - horseback riding coloring pack for her; foam door knob hanger craft kit and foam stickers for her cabin

And Friday, she comes home by early afternoon!

I am hoping she enjoys the surprises and doesn't mind that I actually didn't mail anything. Surprises are good, even if they don't come in the mail, right?

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