What does it mean to get ready for camp? It involved 2 trips to Costco, 4 trips to Walmart, 1 trip to Camp Connection (labels), 1 trip to Dollarama, 1 trip to the Post Office, numerous forms to fill out and a cheque. (not in that order).
What’s on the packing list? Do you really want to know?
FIFTEEN PAIRS OF UNDERWEAR
FIFTEEN PAIRS OF SOX
4 BATHING SUITS
and more…and more…and more and more and more and more.
The first time I saw the list, I freaked out. I mean, who has fifteen pairs of underwear and fifteen pairs of sox??
But when laundry gets done once a week, it means that they need another weeks supply to get them thru till the laundry comes back.
It’s my sons’ third time going back to camp so I do not have a heart attack like I use to.
However I wasn’t happy when I had to replace 15 pairs of boxers with 15 pairs of Jockeys coz he decided that it was “time for a change”. Costco rescued me with a pack of 3 at $12.99.
The linen closet is now empty – have no more towels. OK..maybe I can find one or two but really they have cleaned me out.
As I pack these bags…I wonder how families with 4 kids manage? Most of my friends have 4 kids and I can’t even imagine what a job it is to pack them up.
After we drop off the duffels we will go to Ichiban Sushi Restaurant for the “last supper”.
The kids will have one more nite in their own beds and tomorrow at 1 p.m the bus departs.
I’m sad already but trying not to think about it. I know they will have the time of their lives and it will be a positive experience for them.
Still…I know I will be teary at the bus.
Wish me luck.