Tag Archives: Kids

I Can Only Imagine

Have you ever listened to a kid tell a story? They’ll start off with the truth, but halfway through the story, they’ll call out the read-option play from their playbook, which gives them the ability to either continue telling the … Continue reading

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A Five-Dollar Dilemma

The year was 1999. I was in Grade 3. Which meant it was time to learn all about pioneers! Looking back, that seems a bit silly to me. Is an eight-year-old really supposed to be interested in learning about pioneers? It … Continue reading

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No Place Like Camp

Noise. Constant noise. Spills. Half-eaten lunches. Picky eaters. Plain bagels. Straw wrappers. Untied shoelaces. Unscented sunscreen that you can smell from a mile away. Lost water bottles. Lost hats. Lost sweaters. Lost underwear. Yes, lost underwear. Goggles that are too … Continue reading

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I Thought Mouthwash Was Hand Soap

You what? We’re all familiar with the dentist, right? You know, the place where someone puts their hands in your mouth, does stuff to your teeth, tells you your gums are bleeding because you don’t floss enough, and tries to … Continue reading

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The First Day

My very first day of kindergarten didn’t get off to a great start. My Mom dropped me off, and left. The bell rang at 9AM and I ran to line up. I didn’t quite get there. Instead, I tripped over … Continue reading

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My Childhood Softball Career: How Bad Do I Smell?

The other day, my Dad and I drove by a plumbing store. I pointed it out. The company that owned the store sponsored my softball team in 2002 when I won my first championship. We couldn’t help but reminisce. It was … Continue reading

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Camp Is Over

It feels like yesterday was the first day of pre-camp. It feels like yesterday every staff member was sitting in a circle, struggling to learn everyone’s name. It feels like yesterday we were making parent phone calls. It feels like yesterday we were … Continue reading

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“I’m 8…and a Half”

This summer is my third time working at camp. Children I interact with on a daily basis were not alive for 9/11. They were not alive when I graduated from elementary school. And some weren’t even alive when I started … Continue reading

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The College Graduation Speech I Would Give

Congratulations, you made it. In a few minutes, you will all come up on stage, receive your degree, stare out into the crowd in the direction of your family so their picture of you isn’t of the side of your … Continue reading

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How to be a Great Camp Counsellor in 26 Easy Steps

I never experienced camp from a camper’s perspective. I don’t know what it’s like having people twice my height force a friendship on me with a welcoming smile, or ask me what my snack was. I guess I missed out. … Continue reading

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