Im getting ready to send N to church camp, its in the mountains and there will be all kinds of cool things for him to do. Lots of sports, swimming, archery, etc. So, I took the list of things he was supposed to take and went shopping. You know, I got the little bottle of shampoo, small tube of tooth paste, comb, etc, etc.
My husband LAUGHED at me. He said I wasted my money.
Me: Why? It says to bring all this, and he has to wash and brush his teeth.
Him: Yes, ideally, that is what would happen, but you wasted your money.
Me: I dont get it, please elaborate.
Him: He isnt going to wash, or brush his teeth.
Me: Yes, he will, he will feel gross if he doesnt.
Him: Have you ever been a 10 year old boy?
Me: Well, no...
Him: Trust me. He's on vacation, he will try to get away with as much as possible.
Me: Ok, but he'll still want to wash and if he doesnt the grown up will tell him to.
Him: Nope. No one is going to make sure he washes or brushes his teeth.
My mom was over at the time this conversation was going on. This is what she said:
Mom: When I was little and went to camp, all the mothers got frustrated because we all came home with a bunch of clean underwear.
Me: So, no one even changed their underwear?
So, Im sending my son off to live like a pig for a week? Nice. Money well spent all the way around.
So, Id like to hear from mothers who have sent their sons off to camp. Is this true? Will I find a stack of clean underwear, dry, perfectly unused soap, and a tooth paste tube without a dent in it? Please say it isnt so.