Friday, June 5, 2015

I don't camp

In Paul Blart: Mall Cop, (Have you seen that movie?  Go watch it.  And the sequel.) Paul Blart says a few times that he doesn't drink.

He's at a party and says, "This lemonade is insane!"

Then his friend tells him that it is because it is a margarita.  So poor Paul gets unwittingly drunk.

Later, when he ends up with a tattoo on his back, he says, "It's the Loch Ness monster.  I don't drink."

I keep thinking about that with Girls' Camp happening next week.  All the plans are moving forward.  It's taken over my life and I dream about Girls' Camp, but here's the thing:  I don't camp.

I have anxiety about leaving my boys behind.  (Don't forget to water the plants, Braeden.  Also, keep your brother alive.)  I have anxiety about it all going smoothly and everyone getting along and staying healthy and safe.  I have anxiety that I'm in charge.

And then that detail:  I don't camp.

I am I-can't-even-explain-the-extent grateful that Adam is going with me.  His very presence is a comfort.  He's funny and a good go with the flow type person.  He keeps a cool head and knows how to set up a tent and start a fire.

He may have to bar the door (tent flap?) to make sure I don't make a run for the nearest hotel.  He's up to the challenge.  I will go.  I will do my best.

But if I show up with a tattoo of the Loch Ness monster on my back, remember you heard it here first.

I don't camp.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

I am the same way. I'm pulling for you though. You can do it!

Olivia Cobian said...

I didn't realize Adam is going. That is great!

Geri Davis said...

You will survive and Adam will watch over you so all will come out okay. You can count on not everyone getting along though as they are teenage girls, but like the weather their disagreements can pass quickly. Take your best thoughts on how not to let this (whatever it is) get bigger than it is, and give them the quote from J. M. Barrie, “Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle”. Have fun!

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