So most of you know (Thanks Tam), that my son and I went camping the last couple of days. We had a chance to stay up at our churches new camp facility at Howard Prairie Lake. What a beautiful setting. This picture is the view from the beach at the camp. This is a side story, but our church has signed a lease with the county to operate the facility as a church camp. It needs a ton of work, but it is fun to see what has already been done. It should be officially operational by next Summer.
The staff at church were giving me a hard time, because they new the intent of the this trip. The plan was to talk with my son about the “birds and the bees”. Pastor Ron affectionately entitled this trip “Sex Camp”. I am not sure I can go with that one 🙂
Anyway, I wasn’t at all nervous about talking to my son about this, but I definitely wanted to be appropriate and had questions of how much info is enough. I am not going to go into details on this post, but I think it is safe to say that the info I did give was more than enough. He responded numerous times with, “that’s not right”, “ewwww” and my favorite…”this is awkward”. If you ask him, I am sure he would tell you the same, but I am thankful that he respected the talk and listened well.
Pastor Tim (Who was up at camp working while we were there, He is in charge of seeing the camp through), graced us with his presence at our evening smore-out. He was also kind enough to extend the talk my son and I were having. While we were sitting there, I asked my son to tell Tim what we had talked about. after he explained it the best he could, Tim made the statement, “so you understand the Bee-thing now”. My son looked confused, so Tim went on. “You know how a bee sticks his stinger in you to sting you and when the bee pulls away the stinger tears off and then the bee dies? Well that is what happens.” THANKS TIM! I think at that point my son officially freaked out. He still is asking me if Tim was serious.
I am not sure what to say???
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