Brian is becoming Groundskeeper Willy (from The Simpsons show) and he loves it. He is the only counselor at Camp Foster that gets to have anything to do with the maintenance work, that is a huge step up for him. The first day he was told to get the WeedEater and trim all around the camp. He went to talk to Steve, the maintenance man, and got a half hour lesson on how to run it. Steve, you see, is very particular about his tools and machines and doesn't like anyone touching them. You most definately don't take them without asking first. Tuesday, Brian was told to get the mower tractor and mow around the camp. He went to Steve and told him, Steve pointed to the mower and said there it is. No lesson, no lectures, nothing. He knew Brian could be trusted now and would be alright with it. First thing that made Brian feel really good about himself.

Yesterday was a day camp for kindergartners. 90 of them. It was insanity I am told! (I also have new respect from Brian for raising him!) But the kids were put into 6 groups and Brian had three of them before lunch. When they sat down to eat he decided he would go meet the other three groups of kids that he would be working with in the afternoon. These kids decided it was "climb on Brian day". By the time the last kid jumped on him he was knocked to the ground...laughing with the kids of course. One of the mom chaperones came over and told Brian what a good job he was doing with the kids. At the end of the day two of the moms had spoken to the camp director about Brian and how good he was with the kids. Brian loves camp, Brian loves kids, Brian was once again feeling really good about himself.

There is nothing like the feeling you get when your child has succeeded and is happy. I am there with Brian. He is doing really well at camp, his goal is to have the two directors, at the end of the season, think he is the best and hardest worker they have. I think he is well on his way. I am one proud mom :)

date May 19, 2010

1 comments to “Groundskeeper Willy”

  1. Deb
    May 21, 2010 at 8:28 AM

    You know my girls love to jump on Cousin Brian!! He's very good with kids and you have lots of reasons to be proud!

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