I did this post last year, and it's going to be almost identical this year.
Nobody cared about back to school clothes, and begged not to go back to school shopping.
(Although Reed asked me to get him a Jose' Altuve and Mike Trout jersey.)
I shopped for their clothes online, and we made a trip to Academy for tennis shoes. (Which is all they care about.)
I'm guessing this is what's in. (Under Armour, Vans, and Adidas are represented.)
Kyle picked out his backpack, Reed got his in Cozumel (not sure how functional or how long it will last) and JR was happy with the backpack I picked out for him while he was at camp...maybe I am a little bit cool after all!
Nobody is ready to go back on Monday (including me) but at least they'll be clothed and backpacked.
My kids go to the doctor for being sick maybe once a year.
Yet this summer I've now been in our doctor's office 3 times (plus a trip to the ER for Kyle's staples).
I'm all for over-the-counter, home-remedies, and my personal fav "you'll be fine"...which is what we did to Reed last week when he woke up in the middle of the night with an earache. I found some eardrops in the medicine cabinet, gave him some Tylenol, and besides everyone playing "musical beds", everything was fine.
This morning I woke up to him sobbing (sobbing into his pillow!) that his ear hurt again.
Pitiful sobbing and a little face like this gets you an appointment with the doctor.
He has an ear infection behind the eardrum, which gets him 10 days of antibiotics.
He's feeling just fine now.
And hopefully no more doctor's visits this summer!
Kyle's sweet teacher who we both loved very much sent out an email that her husband had been transferred and she wouldn't be back. She was worried the kids would be upset when they came by to give her hugs that she wasn't there, and wanted them to know.
The moms put together a last second meet-up for her so the kids could drop by and say goodbye.
Kyle is still at my parents and I couldn't get him in time, so Reed stood in for Kyle and gave and received goodbye hugs.
Here's the little crowd of almost 2nd graders that were there when we were...with Reed playing the part of Kyle.
That's the pile of dirt and debris I swept up after finishing 8 loads of camp laundry.
8 loads is a new record for me (usually after a vacation is 6).
And this is what it looks like before the washing of the 8 loads begins.
As soon as we pulled up at camp we began hearing all about The Ingersoll boys, and specifically how much everyone loved Kyle and Reed's skating routine for the Talent Show.
Apparently it was the "best ever".
(I'll get them to do it this week and video it.)
JR was even named Cabin Camper of the Week. The counselors pick one kid a week, and JR got it the last week. Only 3 kids get it (out of 11 in the cabin) the entire time, so that was a nice honor for him.
As soon as we saw JR and Steven they told us how much they loved 3 weeks of camp, and they didn't get homesick at all.
Kyle and Reed started telling us that one week was way too short.
Reed won best entertainer in his cabin, and Kyle won best nicknamer...Mainly due to giving one of their counselors the nickname "Eight Foot Nate."
It's great having everybody home, and JR goes "back to work" today as he starts 3 weeks of rehearsals for Into The Woods.