Change of plans

May 31, 2013

john lennon quote

That John Lennon was one smart guy.

We were all set to start enjoying our summer at home this year

once the kids get out of school this coming Wednesday.

Pool, beach, parks

and the occasional weekend trip to other parts of Florida that we haven’t yet explored.

Late evenings and late mornings, lazy days…

But things have a way of changing unexpectedly, very unexpectedly.

There I was, late morning, huffing and puffing away on the elliptical when my phone rang.

It was the kids’ school and as usual my heart started beating a little faster, right away wondering if something had happened to one of the kids. But no, this call was not about them, it was for me. A call from the Summer camp director wondering if I was still available to work the Summer…

I had, quite honestly, given up all hope and not even considered it as an option anymore since I know, that by now things are usually in place for Summer camp.

I am beyond excited, to tell you all, that starting June 10th, I will be working as a camp counselor at the kids’ school and that all three of my kids will be able to attend the camp free of charge.

The boy will be able to go to Robotics camp for the duration,

Middle daughter will be able to attend musical theater camp

and little one will be attending day camp – a first for her!

I will be in one of the game rooms for the smaller campers (ages 3-6) with one other counselor and the children will come in on a rotating basis throughout the day.

I am truly happy about this opportunity, even more so that it came so very unexpectedly.

The kids are excited, especially little one who has been home with me up until now.

I can’t wait for all of us to start our Summer…


If you are in the South Florida area, especially Boca Raton or Delray Beach and you are still looking for a place for your kids,

you should have a look at this camp. Here’s a link.

There are many options available, different sessions and even a half-day camp for the little ones.

(I was not compensated or asked in any way to write this or link to the camp. I just thought, I’d share a great place for children to enjoy their Summer. )



Have a great weekend everyone!


P.S. Did anything unexpected happen to you lately? Good? Bad? I’d love to know!

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  • Karen May 31, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    What a great opportunity- and the kids get to attend free! It’s strange how things happen right about the time we have given up. Have a great time with summer camp!

    • Susi May 31, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      Thank you, Karen. It is strange and I’m so happy about this.

  • AnnMarie May 31, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Susi!!! That is awesome! What a great opportunity! If I was visiting my in-laws (they are back here now), I would so send my three younger ones. You are going to have a blast and how fun for your kids!

    • Susi May 31, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks, Ann Marie. I am super happy about it. 🙂

  • Beth Ann Chiles June 1, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Oh Susi–that is wonderful!! I am so happy for you and your kids and all the wonderful little ones that you are going to be working with! It sounds like such a great summer ahead for all of you! Congrats!!! Raising my coffee cup to salute you!!!! Enjoy your last few days of “freedom”. <3

    • Susi June 1, 2013 at 9:49 am

      Thanks, Beth Ann. It is a great opportunity and one I hope, to be able to make into a long-term situation… 🙂

  • Rorybore June 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    What a fantastic opportunity for you! Oh, you guys will have such fun! I wish I was closer … I could babysit your pool all day while you are at work! haha

    I tagged you in my post today. yes – one of “those” tag things. but you know, never any obligation or pressure. I just liked this one because it’s basically a list of your favourite things.

    • Susi June 1, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      Ha ha. Sounds good. I’m sure the pool will be lonely while we are off having fun! I’ll head over to see the tag – thanks!

  • Emy Cooks June 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Wish it was more south, then I know someone:). I would like to sne my little one to a camp but seems everyone has plans so guess we will have to find different activities to take her….thanksf or sharing..great opp

    • Susi June 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      It was my pleasure to share. There is a sister camp in Plantation if that is closer.

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