We picked up Logan from camp today. He was very excited to see us and to come home and play in the pool with Madison. We picked him up and surprised him with lunch at his favorite restaurant. He made sure to tell us what a great time he had and even said that he was gonna go again next year. God is good all the time!
I discovered a few things this morning that sheds some light on the beginning of the week fiasco. First, we know that Monday’s meltdown was due to the lack of ear plugs during the loud worship rally. Lesson learned. Tuesday was a mystery to me though. I thought that perhaps he latched onto the idea of going home on Monday and didn’t let it go. Not true. What actually happened was that he didn’t get the class that he wanted and he focused in on that. Our children’s pastor mentioned as we waited for the bus to arrive that when he talked to the chaperones at lunch on Tuesday, Logan was upset that he didn’t get Splish Splash so he was going home. Had I known this on Tuesday, I would have given them some ideas on redirecting him and told him then that he wasn’t coming home. It would have saved this momma a ton of grief.
Wednesday brought the Diet Coke and Mentos experiment in Weird Science. Logan has seen this experiment on YouTube before with Michael. (He can only watch YouTube with Michael since there is a ton of inappropriate stuff on there. ) He was ecstatic to actually get to do it. Problem solved. Weird Science became cooler than Splish Splash. Only God could have arranged that to happen so Logan would settle down.
It turned out good in the end. The Lord blessed us with awesome chaperones there that gave me honest opinions on what they saw. These same chaperones are people that will work with Logan as he goes into the youth group and upper Sunday School classes. It was so good that they learned how to deal with him and will use that info in the future. I believe that one of them will be his Sunday School teacher in the fall. What I will do is to give her some great redirection techniques before then. Everyone learned a lesson.
Those same chaperones did a great job. They knew how important it was to make the week a success. He HAD to come home with some positive episodic memories of camp. It was imperative. They worked really hard to make it a reality. God will bless them for their service to Logan. We are so blessed to have such an accommodating church family. Oh yeah, it turns out that Logan wasn’t even there biggest problem this week. I can show my face in Sunday School this week . lol