Whenever the grandsons visit, Dearly Beloved is non-stop in doing things with them. Camp Granddad opens as soon as they arrive. They play golf and basketball, ride bikes, and go on adventures. DB always has a few projects in mind to work on with them, too. Life skills, he calls them. Like car washing.
Here is Soccer Boy receiving his certification in Equipment 101, Pressure Washing.
This is the same grandson who, several years ago, announced that he was changing his name. He wanted it to reflect the things he loved most and yes, he was quite serious.
Although I refer to him here as Soccer Boy, that is not his chosen name. Meet Car Spaghetti.
During a previous visit, Car mastered Equipment 101–Leaf Blower.
Basketball games are a popular part of Camp Granddad. They’ve become quite adept at the teardrop shot, three-point shots, and choosing the simplest lay-up shot available. (Hear that, Butler…Duke… Davidson?)
So what was left? This year they mastered one they invented themselves.
They called it The Deck Shot.
I’m suggesting a couple of courses myself, perhaps for the Camp Director. Deck Shot misses go directly into my prized bed of Lenten roses, wood poppies, miniature irises, false Solomon’s Seal, and yes, even a Trillium.
(All that brown stuff is oak catkins. You may find your eyes watering just from looking at the photo.)
Choose one elective from this list:
Advanced garden repair.
Basketball goal moving.