Good guess. It was me.
It was so great to see Jessica! It always amazes me how beautiful she looks at camp, when I feel so nasty and dirty there. What is it about that sandy dust that just gets all over you?
Anyway, Jessica is having a great summer. We hung in her cabin and she showed us around a bit. She is so neat at camp (much neater than at home). Her clothes were folded perfectly and everything was so organized. I was so proud of her! Her bed looked so comfy and cozy. She had all her letters hung on her wall, and posters that she doodled on taped on the wall, and all her pillows and stuff on her bed. She even graffitied her bunk bed!
My nephew's cabin was the complete opposite. Ew... the boys cabins were crowded and nasty and stinky.... but they're loving it! My nephew was pretty dirty... but he thinks he's really tan.
My other nephew didn't look that dirty, and is also having a great time, and is also living in
Anyway, the camp for the most part is much nicer than when I went there. They made a new lake for boating and put a water trampoline and slide in it. They have a floor hockey court, a new basketball court, tennis courts, new baseball field and bleachers, 2 zip lines, new pool, new air conditioned gym. We had none of that.
She really liked them a lot. Almost as much as I did!
We went boating... Jon took them row boating, I took them paddle boating. It was really fun!
When it was time to go, Jessica just walked away because she didn't want to watch us leave, so I gave her one last hug and ran back to the car. Emily and Jon were hurt that Jessica didn't give an official goodbye, but I'm proud of her for knowing what is best for her. For knowing that it would be too painful to watch us drive away. It's so hard to say goodbye.
On the drive home, Emily informed us that she was totally ready to go to sleepover camp, and can't wait to go next summer.... I'm about to start crying just thinking about my 2 kids away at camp, but I have a whole year to worry about that.