Today I’m thankful for Dominic coming home from Boy Scout camp.
Yup, I missed the bugger! Of course I’m thankful to have him back, but there’s a little more to it than that.
Listening to him talk about camp has been a blast. Hearing about all of his adventures and success in earning merit badges shows just how excited he was to be there. His absolute exhaustion shows just how much fun he had while he was there. Sounds like it was quite the epic experience for him. As a dad I’m thankful that he had a ton of fun and everything went well for him.
As a former scout it brought back a ton of memories for me. My first time at Camp Tesomas. Earning merit badges. The Olympics and Indiana Jones themes of camp. Being “tapped” for the Order of the Arrow. Stories about sparks rising from the fire during my first campfire there. Many positive memories came back to me as I listened to Dominic talk and it was hard for me to stay present with him while they kept flashing back as he’d mention different things.
I’m glad Dominic’s home from camp, I’m glad he had an excellent time, and I’m very thankful for the memories he re-kindled in my brain.