today i'm sharing a small pile of clothes, shoes, and a few other items. these, and more, are all going into a backpack that will be strapped to my son's back for a week. tomorrow morning he will be heading out on a backpacking trip with his youth group.
you should have seen the list they gave the kids of what to bring. not much. and they told them to bring nothing more and nothing less. so he will only have two t-shirts for the entire week, two pairs of shorts, and one pair of pants. what really gets me is they aren't supposed to bring a toothbrush, deodorant, or hairbrush. i understand packing light, but really now.
i'm sure glad i'm not a leader of this group. not only could i not stand going without a shower for a week or simple necessities such as a toothbrush, but i wouldn't want to be around 10-15 smelly kids for that long. "/but it does sound like fun. to get away for a week, spend time in the great outdoors, all with a spiritual emphasis. jake is really looking forward to it. i'm sure he'll have a great time. i can't wait to hear about his adventurous week. but i'll do it after his shower =)
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