What is it that the grown-ups say? "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." I can't tell you who said it, but I do know they were right.
This summer has been a lot of following adults around doing what they need to do, but that all changed this week. I got to go to Horse Riding Camp at Lockwood Park!
It was incredible. Horses are so cool. It would be hard to tell you all the reasons why I loved it so much. It's really one of those things that I hope you just get to try some day.
I highly recommend it. One of my favorite parts was grooming my horse and giving him an apple when we were all done.
On the right is a picture of me with my horse, Justin.
Mom's Note: This was one of the more expensive camps we have ever had T attend. However, he loved every minute of it--even cleaning up the poop-- so, as any parent would admit that makes it well worth the cost (the loving it, not the poop). This is something T has asked to do for at least a couple of years now. Just before summer started, I had him read through the different camp catalogs and make a wish list of the ones he wanted to attend. This summer we were on a limited budget and only sent him to this camp. He was very patient all summer doing everything we "needed" him to do, so in a way he earned his way to camp. Plus, I think working with the animals, the long day at camp and being focused on something somewhat serious was a good primer for preparing him to return to school in a few weeks.