Thursday, June 19, 2008

Twilight Camper

So, Kimball is experiencing his first Cub Scout camp. In our area, instead of having "Day Camp," they call it Twilight Camp and schedule it from 4:00-8:00 pm (I'm sure in order to accommodate more parent helpers.)

He is having the time of his life and comes home every night sweaty, filthy, and bubbling over with stories about what he has done. Last night I stood and watched him take a shower because I wanted to be sure that he was actually using soap on his muddy, chalk-covered self (you know how boys like to call "wet" the same as "clean",) and he was cracking me up showing me the proper stance for archery. I asked if he felt like Robin Hood (they are using a Sherwood Forest/King Arthur theme, "Cubs of the Round Table"), and he said, "Nah, I felt more like a beginning archer. I'm not that good. YET."

Later, I was reading through is camp memory book that he had been working on and died laughing over this entry:

I am choosing to not be dismayed over the fact that his highlights so far both involve weaponry (let alone that they require better hand-eye coordination than he and I have combined!) He's a little boy and I fully expected him to like those events. I'm just glad that he can go to cub camp to do that kind of thing, because I don't see archery or BB gun shooting becoming a part of our homeschool curriculum!


Erika said...

I am totally picturing skinny little Kimball, naked in the shower, showing you how to hold a bow & arrow.
Seriously, I'm laughing so hard right now.

Anonymous said...

BB-Guns! "It'll put your ....."
What are they thinking?
I know I loved my BB-Gun.
I killed a bird once, and cried the rest of the day. Better to shoot at targets.


scrap chair potato said...

:) That boy sure makes me smile!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I totally want to do archery in our homeschool!! There's actually a group locally, but the youngest age is 7 which lets out my youngers. I want to learn too someday--it's the Narnia/LOTR side of me. :)

Sounds like Kimball's having a great time.

Anonymous said...

I love it that he is having so much fun. Any activity that makes him that happy is fine with me. There's no way to keep a boy from weapons....if all you left them with were fingers and toes, they'd make a weapon out of one and a shield out of the other. It's inevitable.


An Ordinary Mom said...

This Twilight Camp sounds like so much fun! It sounds like he is having an absolute blast ... and I love his reasoning skills :) !!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Yay! I'm so glad he is having fun. Pablo would be going to his first camp this summer but we won't be here (hopefully we will be visiting family). =(

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Kimberly said...

I love his honesty and humility! What rare qualities in a boy his age!