As a mother of seven, MAMO was not daunted by such a task. Before camp began, she prayed, watched, listened, and ordered a fabulous collection of transformers online that she had no idea how to put together!Read more
They threw themselves into laughing, shouting, raucous fun, all while deep inside their hearts were broken. I saw them sacrifice their right to grieve, so that these dear children could postpone their sorrow for one, glorious week.Read more
One of them mused to a camp intern about spiritual matters.
“I wonder what it would be like to be stepped on by a dinosaur? That is the fourth thing I’m going to do in heaven, be stepped on by a dinosaur”Read more
As we searched the pew for Kleenex, hands held tight, Scruffy turned to me. “Do you know what Van Helsing’s theme for chapel is next week?”
I answered that I did not.
“Broken,” Scruffy said. “His theme is broken.”Read more
Yes, I also let him construct this amazing terrarium out of some old rum bottles, a spaghetti canister, and no small amount of duct tape. What was he intending to house in this multi-level creature habitat?Read more
Sweet Boy#2—Discovers me popping bubble wrap—“Old people don’t have fun! Why are you popping these?” He then confiscates them to pop himself.Read more
If the addition of one brother adds excitement, the addition of another should cause any activity to become both incredibly entertaining and somewhat hazardous! Which, as mothers of boys know, is the perfect recipe for fun.Read more
Sweet Boy#2–Although he is saddened by the death of his precious cactus, he makes lemonade of a sad situation by hiding the dried-out cactus corpse in my bed as a prank. Double fun when Scruffy sits on it instead of me!Read more
Sweet Boy#2–Removes our Christmas tree from the stand, whacks his friend with it in an unexpected attack, and then carefully places it back into the stand.Read more
A Friend of Sweet Boy#2–“OK, Kristen. Prepare yourself!” He then leads in Sweet Boy#2 who has somehow managed to dye both his hair and hands blue/green while at school that day.Read more