do you remember?
Day 14 of the 30 day challenge is to discuss my earliest memory. That’s hard because I feel like some of my earliest memories aren’t all that interesting. Like at all. I mean I have vague memories of my mom putting my pastel colored bottles in the dishwasher. Fascinating stuff folks. Haha! So instead, I am going to tell you my favorite childhood memory.
Every summer, my parents sent me to camp. It was called Green Family Camp and it was a Jewish summer camp. It was a 3 week sleep-a-way camp. I loved it. Loved it! I think one of the reasons it was so fun for me was because everyone was Jewish and I didn’t feel like the outcast. I didn’t have to explain myself to anyone. Everyone got it. But best of all were the friendships I made and the activities we were involved in. I mean it was a blast: ropes course, basketball, gymnastics, dodgeball, swimming, campfires, bunk beds, cabins, arts and crafts, music and tennis. It was an amazing experience and I hope one day I am able to send my kids to camp. Thanks to Facebook I am still in touch with some of those camp friends I made 2 decades ago. We stayed in cabins with bunk beds (I always wanted to bottom) and there were about 20 kids in every cabin with 2-3 counselors. We had to pack our items in trunks (I thought those were the coolest things) and even though it was sad when my parents left me it took all of about 5 minutes for me to be crazy happy! We wrote letters to our parents, had no access to television or the phone, Nintendo or video games. We instead got outside and played sports, or some kids chose drama or music. I think those are things that are lacking in today’s childhoods and yet they are important. And lead to fantastic memories! 😉
Here is a picture of me and my cousin, Katie, who came to camp with me. I am the one in the UT garb (yes I realize this is blasphemous since I ended up going to Texas A&M) and Katie is the cute red-head!