Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Camping He Will Go... Much to Our Surprise

Owen has been going to camp all week. We signed him up ages ago, fully expecting to have wasted our money because our little boy does not like new people and new situations. He is very slow to warm up. However, we talked it up, toured it, toured it again, showed him videos, talked it up some more, set up a "playdate" with his councelor, and toured it with his councelor while other kids were there.

He's going, and he's having a blast! He's there for seven hours every day! (Even his extended day program at school was only five and a half hours.) He comes home and talks about all kinds of things he did. (It's a very traditional, outdoors in the woods, campy camp.) This is definitely not the same boy as we had last summer. He's growing up, he's maturing, and he's making great strides in his social development. I'm just so very, very proud.

1 comment:

Ann in NJ said...

You just never know when they're going to move to the next stage. It's like when they grow overnight, and the pants that fit yesterday are two inches too short.