Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Full Teenager Immersion

12 kids aged 12-15 for 5 days of kayaking and camping on Tomales Bay.  Yes, I have some funny memories of the week.  That's what you get with full teenager immersion.  I got a healthy dose of what it's like to be a kid these days and enjoyed almost every minute of it.  Almost.  

We discussed literature - have you read the new book by Flip Dover titled The Beginners Guide to Sea Kayaking?  I believe it's from the Lost Works collection.  How about The Complete Guide to Table Tennis by Ping Pong?  

We told jokes.  What did the hamburger name his daughter?  Patty.  What did he name is son?  Scott. Don't try to get it - there's nothing to get.  

We talked shit.  Teenagers know how to talk shit, even if they have nothing to talk shit about. Awesome ends with "M" "E" but ugly starts with "U".

We paddled, we hiked, we lit campfires, played games, ate delicious meals.  We saw wildlife.  Seals, sea lions, crabs, jellyfish, fox, raccoon, coyote, elk, gulls and more.  

And of course, every time I said 'no' to something I got backtalk.  "Every party needs a pooper, that's why we invited you...."    

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