|There should be $ in the|
middle to warn you.
The reason I say Saturday was the start is that Saturday is when SB left for overnight camp. This is her 6th year and she goes for 7 weeks. Those who are unfamiliar with/didn't go to/hated overnight camp are usually stunned/appalled that I would send a child away for that long. Poor Party had never even imagined overnight camp (or day camp for that matter) until he met me and moved to the area where I grew up. Here, lots of people go to either day or overnight camp and it's totally non-noteworthy.
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what packing for camp
is like. Way Under.
That said, The Party and I both miss SB a really lot. Party, however, is a little bitter and blames "me" for sending away his daughter to "that place." He ignores that he agreed with the decision and that she LOVES camp and that the girls all call each other "summer sisters." How sweet is that? "Whatever, you're stupid" is usually the response. As you know, this is our default conversation and I reply with "No, you're stupid." I sometimes throw in "and annoying" just to mix it up a little.
On Monday Boy will start his summer activity, which is day camp. He has gone to the same camp since he was 6 and is now a junior counselor. This bit of awesomeness means instead of me paying a boatload of money to send him to camp, they pay him! I am using the word "pay" loosely as I believe it breaks down to like 16 cents an hour - but still, doesn't cost me money, so it's a win. I will take this time now to point out to you that the child who thinks I am "mean like Hitler" and wants to file to become emancipated, has never wanted to leave to go to overnight camp.
So, starting tomorrow, I don't have to get up at 6:15am, I don't have to make any lunches and I don't have to drive anyone anywhere all day. As fate would have it, people still are insisting on dinner of some nature, so there's still that, but I guess I'll be able to manage.
In the world outside my house, I did find out (thank you Linda) that both Kathleen Madigan and Wanda Sykes will be coming to the Keswick Theatre (not at the same time). So, if you live in the Philadelphia area, you can check out the web site. Some other good stuff is there as well. And, since I am getting old, I will tell you that while the Keswick has too small squishy seats, the fact that it's a smaller venue is a big draw for me. Seeing a show/concert there is not the giant production it is like when we go to the Wachovia Center or Citizen's Bank Park. Also, parking is way less of a hassle. Ugh. The only thing left is for me to start going to places only when it's light out. I guess we are starting to see why the elderly are big fans of the 4:30pm early bird dinner.
|Black is the dress-up version.|
Don't be embarrassed, we ALL
have a relative who wears
these. Don't lie, you do too.
Oh wait, I don't wear white elastic waistband polyester pants(flood length) with white velcro sneaks/shoes, so I think I'm still good. Since we are on this topic, I will tell you/warn you that I am relatively certain that in order to collect Social Security you have to prove you own a pair of velcro shoes. Don't believe me? Walk yourself into ANY senior citizen independent/assisted living facility and let me know the number of non-velcro shoe wearers you find. Maybe a few independently wealthy people, but that's it.