Chris and Phoenie are back from their “guys only” fishing and camping trip – no girls allowed.
The boys had a blast together and when they came back, Phoenie told me about all his “first time ever” adventures.
I asked Phoenie to write and draw about his favourite times with Papak during their three days away. (Once a teacher, always a teacher – what can I say?) This is what Phoenie came up with, all on his own.
These are seven of Phoenie’s best and unedited memories of the camping trip, starting at the top of his page:
“Phoenix pass acorn to chipmunk
papak lights fire well (while) phoenix sits down
phoenix and papak just finish putting up tent (Phoenie just told me that “it was a LOT of work.”)
phoenix sees water snake under rock
When papak lit the fire we told stories
phoenix lurns to play (backgammon) from papak
phoenix and papak catch fish at same time”
Chris loves his times with his grandson. Phoenie loves his times with his Papak.
They both came home exhausted and they both came home smiling.
I don’t think it gets much better than this.
“Papak is fun and he loves challenging games, just like me. He’s my favourite grandpa. Camping is a time to be outdoors, even when you’re sleeping and best of all, I’m with Papak.” Phoenie – July, 2012