Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Round 2, Day 1 at Camp Runamuck


Top 10 Things Overhead at Audrey's Summer Camp:

10)  I hope that one of my 700 mosquito bites is from a West Nile carrier so that I can get out of the rest of the week.
9)  Do my parents even care what I'm doing right now?
8)  Is that one of our camp counselors or a completely uninterested passer-by?  It's so hard to tell the difference.
7)  Audrey, I'm going to text your mom and if she has an ounce of mercy in her soul she will let us leave early.
6)  It's hotter n' balls out here.
5)  Unless this t-shirt cost $99, this camp was totally not worth it.  Oh wait, that was me that said that.
4)  What the hell is Army Day?  Oh, we get to crawl through a forest on the buggiest, stickiest, hottest day of the year pretending to throw ourselves on grenades?  Actual war would be more fun than this.
3)  The combination of sunscreen and insect repellent seems to have created a toxic goo that is melting my fingernails but somehow still not keeping away the mosquitoes.
2)  My parents said that this camp was all they could afford.  I'll remember this lesson in frugality when the time comes to pick out their nursing home.

 And the #1 thing overhead at summer camp:
1)  This is the worst summer camp ever.  (Unlike numbers 1-9, this one was actually overheard by Lauren)

22 comments:

  1. HA!!!!! Thank you so much for this morning laugh!!! My son is in school year-round, I've regretted not sending him to camp. But, er, now I don't.

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  2. Hahahaha! This was definitely a funny post - I wonder if there was anything redeeming about it? I hate muggy buggy summer days, especially when I have to be outside in them; thankfully I never asked my parents to go to one and they never brought it up.

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  3. I hated camp as a kid. J-man might have to beg me to go. Oh, who am I kidding? If he even attempts to ask to go, he will get to go (while I have a panic attack at home)

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  4. I never found any benefit to camp when I was a kid. Ugh.

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  5. Hehehehe.. mine loved camp, but then, I waited till she was 14 to throw her to the beasts of the deep woods. See, she was meatier by then. ;o)

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  6. @all: The major benefit for Audrey was supposed to be interacting with typical kids. We look for any and every opportunity for that, especially since she doesn't have siblings and is in school with just autistic kids. Not sure how much of that interaction she is getting, but it's certainly more than zero which is what she would get sitting around here with me!

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  7. LOL! So far Corbin has had really good luck with his summer camps (or so he tells me)- but there is a day camp at the beach that we bring our students to and I definitely overhear things like this all the time from their campers!

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  8. DAVID LETTERMAN'S WRITERS SHOULD CALL AND ASK YOU TO GUEST WRITE
    YOU ARE VERY VERY WITTY

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  9. Thanks so much Anonymous! We're going to name our next goldfish after you!

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  10. HILARIOUS. Honestly, so many of those could apply to my own summer camp memories.

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  11. That was quite a compliment from Anonymous! You are an excellent writer, Lynn!

    I'm wondering if Lauren heard that comment from Grant?! A little constructive criticism?! I'm already looking forward to the rest of the camp posts!

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  12. I did the award thing
    Thank you again .. it was a lot of fun

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  13. hysterical.

    number 8 is my favorite. and ooohhhhh sooooo true.

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  14. Wow, that camp sounds AWESOME.

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  15. OH BOY, CAN I GO THERE!!!? I want the t shirt!!

    This was hilarious, loved the "Army Day" comment...."live grenades"... LOL!!!

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  16. No cute counselor for Lauren to lust after this time? Poor thing! I hope it gets better there. Otherwise, you'll have to send Audrey to the camp my daughter went to!

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  17. Hang in there. I am sure there is something enjoyable about it. But, don't you wonder why you try sometimes? We just finished piano lesson number 5 and David's butt has yet to hit the piano bench, so I am right there with you.

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  18. Cheryl d. Don't worry the much talked about Grant from last time is still there!!

    Mindi it wasn't Grant who said that it was a half-day camper... I wonder how the full day kids feel!

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  19. Pretty funny! Hey, I agree with Anonymous...move over David Letterman!

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