Sunday, October 15, 2006

Going to Camp

On Monday
I'll get on the bus
with my class
to spend the week
in the woods.
All last week they chanted
wecan'twaitwecan'twait
while I start my packing today
with less enthusiasm
wishing I could add some
patience and a soaring spirit
in with my extra pair
of socks.
They will love their week
and I will try to love it
with them.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds fun. I'll trade you a week at my desk editing fund-raising copy for a week in the woods.

Have a great time!

1:23 PM  
Anonymous susanna said...

How awesome! Okay, I will not be a teacher or a chaperone during this trip but it does look like it'll be fun for the kiddies. They are soooo lucky! Wish I could be kayaking in the beautiful blue water, too!

3:21 PM  
Blogger twitches said...

Good luck, although you must be insane to do something like this!

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh have fun! I'm sure you will - love the photo! It says it all really :)

11:35 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

how fun!
of course...i know it was hard. i have some fading memory of being at the beach with 14 kids for a week...lol

so i apologize for my "i'll trade placed with you" text message.

you are a saint. and you know the kids loved it.

welcome home, girl.

10:27 PM  
Anonymous my backyard said...

Is the narrator writing this as an adult teacher or as a child?

That's how I might have felt as a child. I was such an outcast at camp.

3:43 PM  
Blogger snowsparkle said...

having gone on just a two day camp with my son's 6th grade class a few years ago, i can appreciate how exhausting and demanding this kind of outing can be. hope it went better than expected and you have some wonderful stories to share on your return.

7:40 PM  

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