Oh, no. She's THAT kid.

June 22, 2006


The Swimmy is spending June and July at a summer day camp at the local Jewish Community Center. You know the drill…swimming, playing, arts and crafting, field tripping, etc.

(Do they have adult camp? ‘Cause all that is sounding really good right now.)

We got our first “progress report” from her counselor today.

And I quote, “She is very outspoken and loves to tell us everything. It’s a bummer she wouldn’t do the rock wall.”

For those of you who don’t speak Swimmy, let me break it down for you:

You have an opinionated kid who tells on people. Oh, and she’s a woos.

Tah dah!

We’ve been working on her need to “inform”, but that’s an ongoing struggle. She’s way too bright for her own good and perhaps we praised her a bit too much when she’d make informative statements about the world around her as she was growing up (so far). We are now working on when it’s appropriate to state her opinion – and that she is not the boss of the universe.

That last one is gonna take a bit more time.

As far as her being a woos…well, I’m okay with that. I’ve seen what a fearless kid does, and, really, I don’t have that kind of energy. I’ll take cautious and observant any day.

May she stay that way with boys. Amen.

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One Response to “Oh, no. She's THAT kid.”

  1. bill Says:

    Yes, Virginia, there is an Adult Summer Camp.
    It’s called “retirement.”
    Today I’m going to make a jewlery box out of popsicle sticks and glue little shells on it for decoration.