By Tamra Norton
I haven't written a word in the past 4 days...because I've been hangin' with these 5 wild-and-crazy guys! This is the awesomtastic Bear Den #59 and I had the way-cool job of being their den walker. This was my 4th year volunteering at cub camp (a by product of having a houseful of boys). My little guy has the squinty face and is wearing the royal blue shorts.
Somehow I ended up with 3 boys named Jacob this year, which was just as well. If I needed everyone's attention I'd yell, "Jacob" and I'd get an immediate response from the majority. And since my son is used to being called a half-dozen names other than his own anyway (another by product of a houseful of boys), we had our system down.
Aside from the 1001 degree Houston heat (you read that right--1001 freaking degrees. I wouldn't lie!) we somehow managed to survive. I think the slushies saved us, although we did walk around the remainder of the day with blue mustaches--a small price to pay.
I met some other really great den walkers there--one who is actually an aspiring author. We had a fun time talking books while our little-guys did BBs and archery. I think he said he was on chapter 6 of his YA Fantasy. (Keep it up, Sean. I'm looking forward to reading it!)
All-in-all, it was another great year at cub camp...but I'm SO ready to start writing again! :)