I should do it when it is for a vacation but to be honest my weekend was a very nice break. I volunteered for Camp Erin. It is part of the Moyer Foundation and the camps are for children ages 6 to 17 who have had someone in their life die. It doesn't have to be a parent, just someone who was important in their lives. Most of the campers were first time campers and a few repeaters. I was on the snacks and comfort committee which I think was a good. I had no campers to ask to brush teeth or to help put to bed so it was a break. Everyone was very nice and it was a fun experience. Yup I said that right, a bereavement camp was fun. The camp is primarily for kids to have fun, with a little serious mixed in, but just a good time. I will 100% to it again.
I doubt I would have done such a thing if my Dad had not died so many years ago on this day. There was a candle lighting ceremony that was amazing and as you crossed over a bridge the kids had decorated lanterns for the person who died. 95% of these lanterns were for fathers.
And Dad send a little push to your youngest grandkid as she swims butterfly in league champs this year. Lift up that arm that seems to stop moving 3/4 of the way to the end. In my opinion 7 year olds should not be swimming butterfly, but she is trying to prove me wrong. Okay maybe some crazy coaches are trying to prove me wrong.