June 3, 2007
Has it really been over 16 years?
Well, DD is leaving for Girl Scout Camp tomorrow. She is doing orientation this week, Monday through Saturday. Then she goes back on Sunday to start her 8 weeks of being a CIT. She will be coming home on Friday nights, and going back on Sunday afternoons. She has all these great plans of seeing friends, and going to the movies, etc. etc. But I'm pretty sure she will be sleeping most of the ONE day she is home. (While I am doing her laundry!)
She is so excited about it! She decided she wanted to be a camp counselor her first week at GS Camp in 2001! Then last year she was planning to be a CIT (counselor in training) but, evidently, they changed the age from 15 to 16. She was crushed! So this year she started asking about it before the summer camp brochures even came out! And she has been talking about it non-stop ever since. A little irritating at times . . .
Don't get me wrong though, I am very proud of her. There were only twelve 16-18 year old girls picked, out of all that applied. (not sure of the total number, but it was in 4 or 5 counties) And she totally amazed the camp director, when asked which week she wanted to do her completion training. (the girls are required to do the week of orientation, then 1 week after to complete their CIT training. Then, if they choose to specialize in a particular area - like crafts, sports, water play . . . they do an additional week) When asked which additional week she wanted to do she said "I'd actually like to do them all if I can." The director had to pause and regain, "UH . . . GREAT!" You could tell it surprised her.
I have to admit. I'm going to miss her. She is a big part of my days, with the home schooling and such. But, withing a day or two, I will figure out what to do with all my "spare" time. I still have some unpacking and painting to do, and hope to get it all done during that "free" time. So I won't have a lot of time to miss her.
What will I do with all that knitting and spinning time!?!?