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How are you doing with your kids being away at Summer Camp?
For some, it’s an absolute pleasure, for others it’s a little tougher. I tell ya, we had one of our boys just hanging at his friends house for the evening and we looked at ourselves and just sighed at how peaceful and easy it was with just the youngest.
Charlie, on the other hand, was terribly lost without his big brother buddy. It’s a win/lose proposition, but I think we all agree that Summer Camp is an awesome time once you get over the little heartbreaking hurdles.
Summer Camp can be a kids’ version of Survivor, their own personal quest without the luxuries of home. While it may only last a week, or two, it may as well be 39 days on a deserted island. One of the most emotional points on Survivor is the time when the loved ones visit, or send letters. Same thing for kids at Summer Camp.
Some letters from kids at summer camp, however, are not as emotionally heart tugging as you might think. As you wait for your own kids to go away for their time in the woods, or come home after their fireside experience, you might want to pick up the book PS I Hate It Here, a collection of letters kids wrote home from camp. Scroll through some of the best/worst and have your fears eased/heightened.
PS I Still Hate It Here
Actually, there are two books filled with hilarious letters from summer camp. Kids can’t stop writing them and author Diane Falanga can’t stop compiling them.
1. Plunge a Toilet
The best part about kids? Absolutely no filter.
I’m guessing someone edited this one before it was sent home. Does the NSA look at camp letters too?
3. David Downer
Well, perhaps David would have had better luck at summer school than summer camp.
If your kid gets upset about killing things, you probably should avoid camps with guns.
This started so promising, and then just .. well .. goes downhill. Perseverance is a lesson best learned without keys to your trunk.
Now, how did that exactly get there? (HINT: I’m not talking about the lisp when he says “eggs.”)
7. Got it?
8. Wind Up Flashlight
Harry needs a new flashlight because he likes showing off the bone protruding from his leg while he tells ghost stories around the camp fire.
9. Pets and Pickles
When your kid has been away from technology so long they starting talking to themselves in letters.
10. David the Great
Pencils are no good for writing letters, as David The Great demonstrates above.
11. Stuck in Hell
12. Allergic to Camp
Well, Eryn, it would seem the doctor is trying to help you.
13. Clean Undies
What’s with stolen flashlights at camp? Good job on the underwear kid, momma’s proud.
14. Point of Weakness
Maya knows how to play her parents. Grab Mom when she misses you most and hit her with the big request.
You might want to make some appointments for Chuck on the couch. He might have some issues.
Which one is the “friendless state” anyway? Can’t be Virginia, it’s for lovers.
How homesick? I’m actually vomitting homes. Awesome.