Last weekend I went to my very first boy scout camp out. Steven promised me that I would not be the only girl there...you know where this is going, right? Yes, he lied. I was surrounded on all sides by boys and dads. Steven and I joke about how I set him up on "man dates". If one of my girlfriends has a cool spouse and I tell Steven about it and we wind up all going out somewhere, he will joke about me setting him up on a man date. So, this scouting weekend was kind of like a giant man date! It was boy heaven. All the little guys were running around with sticks and playing in the dirt. The big guys built tents, cooked food and made fires. The little guys obsessed about the fires, constantly asking what they could throw into the fire. I think I might have said "put your shoes back on" and "stop messing with the fire" at least 200 times.
Sayer had his BFF, Jack, there. They are so sweet with each other. They even walk holding hands sometimes. I just love that. We rented a teepee fully planning to all sleep in it. When we got there, it had dirt floors, moldy walls and a bunch of little holes everywhere. No thanks! The kids loved it though. It was like their own private fort. Luckily we brought tents too.
We ate well, the guys made a great dinner. Without knowing what was in store and envisioning a dinner of hot dogs, I had brought along some of my own provisions. You will be proud to know that I left the laptop at home. OK, I did bring the iPad. Hey, you gotta have something to read right? I did sneak off a few times to draw in my sketch book, take pictures and read my Sookie Stackhouse book on my iPad. You know, there's only so much boy that one can take.
The kids had so much fun. On the way home, Finnian looked out the window with this wistful look and said, "I wish we never had to leave from the boy scout camp".