Saturday, June 26, 2010

Last Day of Camp: Grant(ing) Your Wish

So here is a photo of the much-discussed Grant.  In my opinion, he does not live up to the hype.  I think Lauren was focused on his physique.  Is it possible for a man to be a buttaface?  Lauren insists she just didn't get a good enough picture of him, and that he looked much better on Friday with a backwards baseball cap and the beginnings of a goatee.  Because a backwards baseball cap and a goatee is exactly what he needs to win over my heart.

There was a winner after all in the Amazing (-ly Confusing) Race...and Audrey's team won!!!  I guess the woman in charge loved their bat-shit crazy ideas originality.  I still maintain that the kids were clueless about the point of the game, but they were no doubt happy to collect their winnings:  Hubba Bubba Sour Green Apple Bubble Tape (6 feet of fun!).  Audrey came home and promptly shoved about 4 feet of it in her mouth and then swallowed, because she still doesn't get the whole gum thing.

The big event of the day was a visit from Ronald McDonald, who talked to the kids about staying active this summer and stopping by for a McCafe Mocha Frappe when they needed a pick-me-up.  Then they played a round of "Ronald Says".  Lauren said that Audrey was completely enthralled and followed along perfectly.  Audrey's ability to follow instructions seems to be inversely related to how humanoid the instructor is.  And so we have her under the spell of Mr. Smiles of ballet class fame
(you can read about Mr. Smiles here, and see a picture of him
here) and Ronald McDonald.  It's enough to make me want to invest in a gorilla costume to put on when she is having a particularly non-compliant day.

So there you have it, summer camp 2010.  All one week of it.  Audrey attends a year-round school, so it's back to school on Monday.  She has a two-week break in August, and the first week of that break is the last week of this camp.  So I could actually sign her up for another week of the camp, which I must admit sort of grew on me in a weird way.  I asked Lauren if she thought it was worth it, fully expecting her to give me a horrified "no!", but the pull of Grant is too strong I guess.  I haven't decided yet.  I have to weight out the benefit to Audrey with my need for blog material.  What do you think? 


  1. Definitely go for the blog material! Also, it's much better for her to be at camp for a week with socialization opportunities than to be home with you! That's what I tell myself anyway.

    I agree, Grant was way over-rated! I was expecting someone much cuter.

  2. First of all, I'm going to give Lauren the benefit of the doubt with regard to the bad pic. I might be down with the backwards baseball hat, but its a no on the goatee. He's tall. I like tall.

    I'm really glad that this whole week was a success. I agree the the socialization is a huge plus. Even though I think Ronald is super creepy, I love that Audrey played along!

    You should know I laughed out loud about the gum. Who gives 6 feet of gum to 6 year olds?!

  3. I vote for another week of Grant, I mean CAMP! ;)

  4. That settles it...more camp!

  5. Good. I'm sure Audrey will be happy. Especially since two days in a row now I've gotten texts saying "Yes I like Grant"