07 June 2006

Summer Camp

Summer is now firmly upon us. The heat is beginning to set in and the humidity is not far behind. This summer will be a first for the LightFamily ... the LightChildren are going to camp. LightGirl is going to hockey camp and LightBoy is going to nature camp. They are both very, very excited about this.

LightGirl has been taking skating lessons all year and has some sense of what she is getting into. She has also been watching hockey. Reading hockey books. Engaging in some hockey training. Dreaming hockey dreams. Talking to her hockey posters. Memorizing hockey statistics (thus putting an end to the notion that she is incapable of memorization). So she is, in some sense, prepared for what will be happening to her at hockey camp. She will also be attending with a friend.

LightBoy will be attending nature camp through our county's parks and recreation system. It is the first such camp ever such offered by our county. The week he attends will be the first week. So yesterday evening he and LightHusband attended an Open House to introduce the counselors and camp attendees to one another. LightBoy came back full of enthusiasm. So full of enthusiasm that he introduced LightHusband to his latest solution for two large global problems, global warming and global hunger: potatoes.

Yep. Potatoes are the solution to global warming and starvation. You see, if we grow lots and lots of potatoes that will provide jobs for poor people. Then we peel all the potatoes (more jobs). The potato peels can be turned into hydro-energy for cars (we just need to sell converter kits - more jobs). Then we package the peeled potatoes into ziploc baggies (8 potatoes per bag) and send them to all the starving people in the world. In his world, it's a perfect solution. Of course, we don't want to dampen his enthusiasm with details about distribution, and how hydro-electricity is so grossly inefficient. He's definitely a creative problem solver.

5 Comments:

Blogger Liz said...

You know, potatoes may not be the answer; but if anyone can solve world hunger AND global warming it will by the Lightboy. And just think... I can say I knew he when...

6/07/2006 11:22:00 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Nice work Lightboy. What a good idea. I bet you and your sister will love camp.

6/08/2006 07:24:00 AM  
Blogger Paddy O. said...

With all his newfound enthusiasm it likely would be best to put off Irish History camp for about five more years.

6/08/2006 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger aBhantiarna Solas said...

Oh ... he gets Irish history from me all the time ;-). It's Irish history from 5th and 6th centuries. But I guess we'll get to the potato famine this year in school. He might not be so enamored of the idea then.

6/09/2006 08:05:00 AM  
Blogger kate said...

Irish history camp! HA! HA! HA!
Where exactly will the nature camp be? (just curious; not implying there aren't ample spaces that it could be.)

6/09/2006 04:58:00 PM  

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