Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Low Point in Parenting

When I called the climbing camp and asked if my son needed to bring anything they said that he didn't. The first day he showed up the climbing guide asked where his water and snack were.

I turned in a panic to the mom next to me and said "I didn't know we had to bring water and snacks!"

She looked at me with pity and said, "I always send my daughter with water when she is going to be doing a strenuous activity."

Ha ha ha ha ha. F*ck you.

In my defense, they provide such things at his snowboard camp, so you can see how I was confused.

Later that evening my son was telling me that one of the other climbers threw away an unopened snack packet of Ritz Bitz and that the instructor took them out of the trash and gave them to him.

Trying to play this off as no big deal, I congratulated him for his brilliant ability to recycle. But inside I was absolutely mortified that my son's snack came from the trash. And it was Ritz Bitz. Those aren't even good when they don't come from the trash. Twizzlers - I would dumpster dive for an unopened packet of Twizzlers (at least, before I learned that the second ingredient was wheat). Anyway, these kids are 9 to 12 years old. Shouldn't they be able to go 3 hours without food by now?


  1. My husband cant go 30 minutes without a snack so I could imagine a growing boy would cope for less without sustinance. I always pack lots of nibblies for everyone.

    Of course you could put your son in charge of that!

  2. Aww. I have to send my son's school snacks in for him (age 7, severe nut allergy) and one time I forgot, so all he had for the class party was a cup of water. Ugh. Major mom fail here. I understand. PS Totally agree about the Twizzlers. And I shudder to think what I might do for a full Hershey bar.