PickyKidPix and I had a good laugh when we reflected on the summer camp choices that her siblings made. I let each of them pick one inconvenient (and overpriced) week of day camp.
- Grasshoppper and Sensei picked Hot Glass Blowing.
- PickyKidPix picked a week of soccer camp run by FC Barcelona, our favorite professional soccer team.
- My son picked a week of Minecraft computer camp.
They all loved their special week of camp but what made us laugh was the thought of one kid’s heaven is truly their sibling’s hell.
This would be the worst camp schedule EVER according to my kids:
Send Grasshopper and Sensei to the FC Barcelona Camp. Even though she plays soccer, she would have hated soccer all day long by extremely intense kids.
Send PickyKidPix to Minecraft camp. She practically had a meltdown when she was forced to attend Family Showcase Day at Minecraft Camp. The masses of computers by extremely intense computer-y kids freaked her out. She asked to leave immediately but it was raining heavily so I forced her to stay. Yes, she would have hated this camp. She is the only kid I have that doesn’t play computer games.
Send my son to art camp. My son might actually like Hot Glass Blowing camp so we might have to switch him into Grasshopper and Sensei’s Chalk Pastel drawing class instead. His issue would be that the male to female class ratio. Not too many boys in that class.
And I guess my son wouldn’t have minded FC Barcelona soccer camp either since he’s planning on working on his bicycle kicks! According to this paper we took home at the end of the school year, these are his 2nd grade hopes and dreams!
My husband and I are laughing when we read in his 2nd grade hopes and dreams that he plans to go to Boston College because it is ten minutes from our house. We hope he will venture farther away when he goes away for college.
And we look forward to witnessing his awesome bicycle kick goals as well! What are your kids dreaming of doing when they grow up?
We treasure his certificate from his Minecraft camp instructor Blank (yes, that is really his nickname). He wrote this about my son:
You are the most helpful person I think I’ve ever had in any class. You were constantly aiding your neighbors with whatever problem they had, and you made short work of their mental road blocks. The sheer enthusiasm and positivity you brought to the classroom were definitely invaluable, and that shows nowhere more so than your team’s map; your high standards and innovative way of thinking were clearly an asset to your entire group. All week you were a fantastic student, an even better camper, and we will definitely miss you at camp.
Each child got a similar write up which Blank read to them at the Family Showcase day before presenting the certificate.