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Monday, July 13, 2009

"This Is The Life!"

ose were Braden's words to us when he called tonight.

"Mom, this is the life! I wake up at 6:30, stuff myself at the dining hall for breakfast, then head to the pool. I'm in the pool for three hours, and then I drag myself back to the dining hall to eat. After lunch we rest and recharge, then we go back to the pool and swim for another three hours. Then I drag myself to the dining hall and stuff myself before going back to the dorm to rest. After rest time it's free time until it's time for bed! I could do this every day!"

We could tell from his voice that he was exhausted, but very, very happy. He's learning a lot, both in the pool and in the classroom sessions.

Midway throu
gh the conversation I heard a knock on his dorm room door. When he answered, I heard a voice say, "Braden, there's a party on the 10th floor."

Braden said, "What does that mean?"

The voice hesitated, clearly not expecting to be asked any specifics, and finally said, "Ah, we guys are just upstairs watching tv and eating junk food."

After Braden told the voice th
at he'd be upstairs soon, he came back to the phone and said, "Eating, swimming, going to class, hanging out: If this is what college is like, I'm there!"

It's good to have goals, I suppose. At least he's thinking about college. Party on, dude!


At 9:53 AM , Blogger classic mama said...

I know it does your heart good to hear that he's doing so well - and I'm sure he'll be glad to come home when the week is over!

At 1:19 AM , Blogger Dy said...

Man, oh, man, I get busy and you start blogging like a fool! Sheesh. Well, it's your fault I'm up past one, now. Hope you're happy. :-P

You're OUT OF THE HOUSE! YAY! Do you like the new house? How is it? Did you shed a tear leaving 1900 house? No? Didn't think so. Fill us in on the new digs.

He's a good boy for calling. This whole thing just made me smile. (Though I have to admit, I was wondering why on earth you were shuttling your NINE YEAR OLD -- b/c there's no way he's 13 *whimper* -- off for so long. That seemed so out of character. Oh, yeah, he's not 9... 13? Wow...)

And the plus side of it being a swim camp is that it's so physically demanding, odds are really good that junk food and TV are the worst of it. SCORE!!!

Off to sign James up for swim...

At 12:29 AM , Blogger The Foil Hat said...

Party on, indeed! Sounds like he's having a great time!

At 9:16 PM , Blogger Dy said...

You have got to blog something else. It's too jarring to come read and see Spicoli welcoming me. Gah!


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