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!