Silas is going to have an ulcer by the time he's ten years old. That's my prediction. The kid may look like Tim, but he acts so much like me. Of course, in my old age I've become incredibly mature, while he still needs some refinement. My maturity is not the point though. Silas is the point.
Look at the picture below. What do you think the significance is?
If you guessed that it's the suitcase Silas is taking to Kid's Camp, then you're a good guesser. He will be taking off for his first year at Kid's Camp in just a couple hours.
Now the tricky (for those I haven't already told the answer to) question. When was this picture taken? Don't know? Thursday!!! Here's how the conversation went that morning.
Silas - Mom, I need to pack right now.
Me - For what?
S - For camp! Today is Thursday. There's Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. I leave on Monday!! I need to get packed!!
M - Ok. Go get a suitcase.
A few minutes pass while he gets his suitcase and starts choosing clothes.
S - Mom, what's the weather supposed to be like? I want to bring enough shorts AND pants.
M -I'm not sure. Probably warm, but not super hot.
S - Ok. And what do you think of this outfit (holding up a black outfit)? There are going to be night games, so I think this outfit is best.
This is the same kid who didn't realize we already knew about camp and came to me the morning after he found out.
S - (very business-like) Mom, there's a Kid's Camp. It's in July, you have to be six, it costs $100, and I really want to go. Can I go?
How's that for nailing the who, what, when, and how much all in one fell swoop? The next day it was this.
S - Mom, I think I need a sample size of toothpaste.
M - For what?
S - Kid's Camp. It would be the perfect size for me to use while I'm there. Can you please get one?
Oh my. We're two peas in a pod. Type A personality at it's finest.
Anyway, I need to go get ready to take him to the bus. The Athey Creek Kid's Blog will be posting daily updates. So, be sure to check it out and see if you can spot our new grade schooler on this milestone trip that he's taking. If you're bored and looking for something to do, you can also peruse the Water War posts in that blog and find Silas in a couple posts.