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Frustrated with letter-writing?
Let’s face it, this whole camp letter-writing thing does not come naturally in this age of 140-character spurts of insight. Heck, putting pen (quill?) to paper seems downright, well, medieval!
And the letter-writing requirement only multiplies the longer your child is at camp (our kids spend 7 weeks) – and the more kids you have. My poor mom wrote 4 letters 6 days a week. She told me that she spent entire mornings writing them. The worst part – the more she wrote, the less she had to write about (she couldn’t talk about her mornings after all!)
But it’s OK. You’re not alone. We’ve all been there (and if we haven’t, well then something’s not quite right). Heck, I think of letter writing as a battle of wits. I spend the entire summer trying to outwit my kids with clever, funny, witty stuff in each and every letter. By this time of summer, I’m zapped! Trying to squeeze humor out of routine is tough. Inventing stories is hard. It got so bad last year that I left the letter-writing to my dog.
Need ideas for more interesting letters?
Although it’s not always easy, letters to camp is not a war or attrition. It’s an act of love to your camper. Inject love and humor and authenticity and you’ll have great letters to camp.