Another successful Girl Scout camping trip under my belt and I can breath a sigh of relief that I returned all 9 of the girls in my care home in one piece.
Taking the girls camping 2 hours from home is fun, lots of fun, but sometimes it worries me having all of these kids in my care. I have to walk that delicate balance of making sure they stay safe and letting them just be kids. To me kids seem to always be pushing that line of safety.
They can't just enjoy and nice swing on the swing set. They have to send themselves flying as high as possible and then propel themselves right out of their seat.
But that isn't good enough either. You must add another level of danger by inviting a friend to see just how close she can get to you while you swing as high as possible.
Or how about getting on top of the monkey bars for a better view. Not so bad, until you finding them all standing on top of bars for an even better view!
Then while they are crammed into one tent playing Truth or Dare you wonder if you should stop them when you over hear them daring each other to lick the feet of another.