I just got back from a week at Girls' Camp. Yes, I survived, and yes it was fun, and YES it was really hard and sometimes horrible! But I learned a few things while I was there, and here they are:
*teenage girls are CRAZY.
*if you get a bunch of adult women together without their kids, they're crazier than teenage girls.
*giant spiders apparently like the taste of my elbow.
*sometimes grown women are meaner than teenage girls.
*I don't like to be woken up by crazy, giggling, door slamming teenage girls.
*but I don't mind keeping said crazy, giggling, door slamming teenage girls awake myself.
*there are some faces you should never make.
*sometimes teenage girls will pee in a trashcan. I don't know why, I just learned it, doesn't mean I understand it. (don't worry, no picture for that one!)
*never let a teenage girl do your hair.
*people only like you if you're happy and cheerful all the time, the minute you're upset, they drop you like a dead potgut.
*potguts are little rodents like prairie dogs.
*girls from other campsites like to stomp on the baby potguts at your campsite, because they are sick (the girls, not the potguts).
*teenage girls are still sensitive about killing baby potguts and will hold funeral services for the poor squished creature.
*you should bring more than one blanket to sleep with when you're camping up in the mountains.
*you get really emotionally haggard by the end of a week at Girls' Camp.
*you are a bad person for teaching your crazy, giggling, door slamming girls "bad" camp songs that all revolve around death--in a funny way-- (but secretly love it).
*sitting around a campfire singing to a guitar is pretty awesome.
*shockingly enough, grown women will still play favorites.
*if you sit in the sunlight at noon for over an hour you will get sunburned on half your face.
*hiking uphill sucks.
*teenage girls do not know how to pick up their trash, or drink a soda all the way gone or throw that soda can away.
*you won't physically die on 4 hours of sleep every night, I was certainly surprised.
*everyone starts their period at camp.
*fire stinks really bad.
*your kids don't miss you nearly as much as you miss them.
*most women your age want boob jobs. Whodathunkit!?
*your husband will NOT clean your house fantastically before you return.
*I can do a zip line challenge course in 1:30.
*if you leave Mountain Dew out all night, and then stick it in the fridge to get cold, it still won't taste good.
*if you eat a whole bag of marshmallows, you will get canker sores so bad you can hardly eat.
*I LOVE MY YOUNG WOMEN!!!
I really had a great time (for the most part) at Camp, if for anything else than to get to play with my girls and have some fun! They are the most beautiful, wonderful, spiritual, inspiring group of girls you could ever hope for!