Monday, July 25, 2011

Hope and Statuary

The end of last week was kind of a bummer for me for a variety of reasons, but I'm looking forward to next week with hopes that things can only get better. I'm also hopeful that the temperature will not hold at a billion degrees. I just went outside (it's midnight now), and started sweating. It's not awesome.

Next week is Jack's last week at Camp Awesome. I'm sad that it is ending, but I'm excited that there is some sort of celebration planned for the last day. I'm not sure what that will include, but I have heard the phrase "cha cha slide," which makes me practically jump up and down with anticipation.

We will also be kicking of All About Me Week at Camp Stimey. When I told Sam about the theme, he gave me a strange look until I realized that it sounded like we were going to learn all about ME next week—not that each of us would explore our own selves. We're going to start tomorrow by making life-sized posters of ourselves.

Besides hope for a better week, I do have something else to share with you that has brought me no end of amusement these past four weeks en route to Jack's camp.

Across the street from the camp there is a brick mailbox stand with an eagle statue on it. It's right there and it's, you know, eagle statuary, so I watched it every time I drove past.

Hello, mighty eagle!

That was the first week. During week two, something else caught my eye. Something that was so much smaller that I hadn't even noticed it at first, but it lived on the brick mailbox stand right next door to the Eagle House. The juxtaposition of the majestic eagle with its next door neighbor has since made me laugh every single time I drive past them.

Greetings, tiny squirrel!

Is it just me, or does anyone else wonder about the relationship of the people in these two houses? Do you think the squirrel was an intentional joke? I mean, the eagle had to come first, right? Did they come from the same store? How long before the eagle eats the squirrel? If it is a joke, do you think Squirrel House will eventually place their statue in the talons of the eagle?

I have so many questions. So many.

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