Friday, May 29, 2009
I've always wanted to go canoeing...haven't been fishing in ages and am anxious to relive my archery days at Bible Camp in the early 80s.
Alek has another one of his awesome field trips tomorrow.
Last fall he to Vedauwoo...
This winter he went skiing...
Tomorrow his class gets to go fishing, canoeing and archering (?)...sorry, I had to finish the 'ing' endings...just to keep the flow. They're going to go shoot some arrows.
He is giddy with excitement. He's been talking about nothing else over the last few days. Driving everyone nuts with all of his questions and assumptions about the trip.
The plan was Shad would go with him. It sounded like a great father/son day...fishing, canoeing and shooting arrows at straw bales.
That WAS the plan. Until today.
Today wasn't a good day on the packing front. It took us all day to track down the truck and the car trailer...then Alek had a baseball game (which they won and he did awesome, BTW)...so by the time we got home around 8 p.m., there wasn't much daylight left to get any real loading done.
I'm going instead.
Alek is disappointed...and I don't blame him. It would be a much cooler thing to do with Dad.
Shad is INCREDIBLY disappointed...he's been looking forward to it for quite awhile...and feels like he's letting Alek down. But what choice do we have? He's the big lifting guy...he'll get twice the amount done than I ever could.
Me? I am thrilled! I've always wanted to go canoeing...haven't been fishing in ages and am anxious to relive my archery days at Bible Camp in the early 80s.
And besides...I'm getting out a yucky day of packing. Woohoooooo!!!!
The only thing I'm worried about is embarrassing the daylights out of Alek. He's a good kid who would never say a thing, but think about it...a fifth grade boy, hanging out with his late-30s, overweight mom who is trying to do all kinds of really cool things and looking like an absolute fool in the process.
Oh, well. I'm sure I won't be the only nerdy mom there.
Besides, did I mention I'm getting out of packing?! :)