Remember when I said this year we would have some activities with the little girls cabin, The Grasshoppers? Well Kerry and the Grasshoppers' counselor Ellen had decided that 2 of us should take Velvet and Mia rafting. (meaning Vivienne and me!) So today after rehearsal, we put on our life jackets and we met at the dock by the lake.
Actually it was only gonna be one of us. It turns out that Vivienne had never been rafting before, so she was gonna get a lesson while I took Mia and Velvet rafting, (one at a time, of course!) But Mia was kinda scared, she didn't want to go. She started to cry a little, so Kerry said she could watch Velvet from the dock so she could see how much fun rafting is, and that there isn't anything to be scared of.
So I took Velvet out first. Vivienne was a little nervous, too. She told me it made her feel better that I was close-by.
Velvet was having a really groovy time, and kept begging me to keep her out a little longer, but we had to go back to the dock. Meanwhile, Vivienne was really starting to get the hang of rafting! But she said making the raft turn was kinda hard. When Velvet got back to the dock, she told Mia that floating in the raft was a cinch, and she didn't have to be scared.
Kerry asked Mia if she wanted to give rafting a try. Mia saw the big smile on Velvet's face and said yes! So I took her out. And at first she was so scared she was squeezing my legs! But then after a few minutes, she started digging it!
Vivienne was practicing how to turn, and ended up behind us. Mia kept saying we should race with Vivienne, but I had to keep reminding Mia that this was Vivienne's first time in a raft (just like you, Mia!), and it wouldn't be fair to race against someone who is just learning.
We had a pretty super time rafting. I'm kinda glad I don't have a little sister. Don't get me wrong, I like Velvet and Mia, but they ask about a jillion questions (and don't wait to hear the answers), and they don't know how to sit still. I guess most 6-year-olds are like that. I guess I was even like that! I'll have to ask my mom about that when I get home.
Until next time, future readers,