Travel Advice From An Eight Year Old
“Row, row, row your boat. Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” Alice Munro
My daughter wrote me a letter when she was eight years old before leaving for sleep away camp for a month for the first time. I recently found it and thought it was really good advice.
1. Always carry a picture of me around with you at all times.
That is an easy one now that every cell phone has a camera.
2. Even though I’m not there and it is summer, still wake up early. It is good for your body.
Did she think I was going to sleep all day when she left? Little kids can not imagine your life without them. It is always a good idea to keep the same routine when someone is gone for a while.
3. I know you will miss this one. I will record it. “Can you buy me this?” or write it and you can take it out of your purse when you want to say no to something I want.
Everyone wants to be missed and remembered for something.
4.Just a reminder. DON”T DRINK DIET COKE.
We all have vices that we need to be working on whether our kids are there or not.
5.DON”T EAT CHOCOLATE AT NIGHT. It’s not good for you.
Some people have more vices than other people do.
6. Oh, and please remember that I still exist when I am at camp.
Please remember that I still exist when I am traveling.
7. Write me letters and send me packages.
Texts, emails and travel gifts work too.
8. I love you and DON’T LOSE THIS PAPER.
I aways say I love you to my loved ones when I get on a plane. I didn’t lose this paper for twenty years.