They're back! They survived! A whole weekend without ONE SINGLE NAG and they made it. I'm sure it was a close thing though.
When I came home on Friday after spending the morning carefully collecting and packing food and other interesting items so Child 2 would be The Most Prepared Camper Ever I found a loving note sitting on the table... and Child 2's ginormous sleeping bag right in the middle of the hall. Where you would trip over it. Say if you were packing up to go and trying to make sure not to forget anything important.
I asked it what it slept in and it said, "oh, my coat and another coat and the fireplace." Ah. Well, that's good then.
However I was VINDICATED because one of the first things that happened was the leader going into the port-o-john and coming out all concerned saying, "uh, guys, there's no toilet paper in there..." and Child 2 was able to triumphantly produce its roll of tp BECAUSE IT'S MOTHER IS JUST THAT GOOD. I hope it gave me full credit.
That wasn't the most important thing that happened this weekend.
The most important thing was that Children 1 and 3 went to a buffet restaurant with their team for dinner and a man sat down near them and leaned over to one of their friends and said, "hey, is that good steak? You gonna finish that steak?" The guy shook his head and this man said, "Great! Because I really want that steak for my dog." Then he reached over, took that steak
and put it in his sock.
He put the steak in his sock.
And I know at that moment my Children were so thrilled because they knew - this, THIS is why my mother has a blog.