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Old 05-04-08, 08:13 PM
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Default I'm back and alive from my Girl Scout weekend

and what a weekend that was!

First, I have to say that it went spactacularly. Everyone - kids AND adults - all had a fabulous time and all loved it.
There were a few hiccups - - I forgot several things, one person didn't get to make it up the first night due to illness, a couple bumps and bruises, and a less than perfect weather result --
but it was wonderful.

Sarah did pretty good. She could have done better, but none of the other parents seemed to be too concerned and one of the biggest critique mothers told me straight up that she was impressed with how well Sarah did. (I think that translated into she didn't have high hopes for a positive weekend with Sarah, but she was surprised that she was semi-decent)

One of the other girls is pretty high-needs too (I'm fairly certain she's ADHD but isn't medicated, she has anxiety issues, and is lactose intolerant so she has a lot of 'needs' too )
And the other girl's mom was only able to stay the first night and then left before dinner. Well, lets just say we had about an hour of a richter scale 10 cry fest and then she was better for most of the evening... until bedtime again.

I think the 2nd night, the kids were all pretty wiped out and weren't nearly as chatting and impossible to get to sleep as they were the 1st night. Even the other 'needy' girl did pretty well.
(all the remaining parents had agreed to handle her the same way and 'shut down' her antics with the same method as each other and that did wonders. )

I was very proud that all the girls did the cooking and cleaning and none of them complained!

Nobody was seriously injured (a couple bumps and bruises was it) - and life was peechy.

Oh, and the 5 adults that went even had a chance to play Apples to Apples and have a drink after the girls went to bed the 2nd night. That was so much fun!!

If you're interested in seeing the pics I took, send me a pm with your e-mail and I'll e-mail you the shutterfly link.

(I don't want to post the pics online because they're of other kids mixed in too)
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Old 05-04-08, 08:41 PM
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Fun! Glad the first campout was a success!
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Old 05-05-08, 12:23 AM
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Glad it was a success!
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Old 05-05-08, 11:45 AM
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Glad to hear that it was a success!!
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