Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I will leave the cling wrap at home

You may recall how I went up to my church's young women's camp last summer as a cook.  Well, I think my enthusiasm for the whole enterprise has gotten me into a bit of trouble because I was asked to be the stake camp specialist.  To quote Camille, "The Upland Stake won't know what hit them."

Boy, is this true.  Because I have been known to start pillow fights in the middle of the night at camp.  And I don't know how appropriate that would be for a specialist to instigate.

Other ideas I'm going to have to suppress:

Food fight!!!
Let's put cling wrap on all the toilet seats!!
First girl to fall asleep gets her bra up the flag pole!!

Ideas I won't be suppressing:

Let's braid our hair tonight and make tomorrow Afro Day!
Dance party!
Snow cone machine!

I have always had a difficult time with finding a good balance between responsible adult and circus clown.  We'll see how this plays out.  But I'm pretty excited about it all.  And bonus, I still get to be the Primary president.  Well, bonus in the sense that I love those kids and would be pretty broken up about having to leave them.  I'm in denial about how busy the next 5 months could potentially get.  But it will be fine, right?  I mean, if there's a snow cone machine at the end of it all, it will be worth it.

9 comments:

Brooke said...

What an exciting calling! You're going to do great. :)

Stephanie said...

Upland Stake knows good when they see it. Oh, how I love girl's camp.

colleeeen said...

Oh, to be able to pass myself off as a 15-year-old girl in the Upland Stake.

Camille said...

Pretty please bring at least brownies, a box of jello, and fishing line. Oh the things you could do.

thefoxkids said...

how fun.. i've been director on my ward level for 3 yrs now (2 of which i've been pri. prez too!) so it's totally doable.. that being said I live in po-dunk NH you probably will have a bijillion more girls than we have so you deffenately have your work cut out for you but YOU CAN DO IT!! the girls are going to adore you!!!
have fun.. and yes to be able to stow away at your girls camp would be a dream come true!!!

Amanda said...

Um, wow!! You will be great, but I must admit that I would die if I was ever asked to do that calling. Dear Heavenly Father... I think I may have complained enough during the two years as a ward leader, that they will never consider me. Here's to hoping. I can't wait to hear about all your plans. The girls are going to have the time of their lives.

Rach said...

I wish I could go to camp with you. Girls camp with you would be like being roomies again. Hey, do they have electricty where you're going? We did karaoke night at our camp in mississippi and you know that would be a hit if you started things off with some Abba.

Ms. Liz said...

Um - if you need camper adult type back up you call me!

Karina & John Calderwood said...

I want to come too!