Packing for camp
M is headed off to Boy Scout camp tomorrow, so we've been packing. I told him to go pack clothes - 7 each of shirts, underwear, socks. "Why?", he asks, "I won't wear all of them".
Unfortunately, he's probably right and there's really nothing I can do about it.
Last year, he came home with only a handful of dirty clothes:
2 uniform t-shirts
2 pairs underwear
10 pairs socks
2 swimsuits (which he evidently wore as shorts all week long)
He evidently took to heart the Scoutmasters advice to change socks to avoid getting a blister. Now we just need someone to convince him to change shirts and underwear...
M also complains that "they make us change clothes all the time" -
class B uniform shirt for breakfast
regular shirt for rest of day
class A uniform shirt for dinner
swimming once or twice a day
With all that changing, you would think that he could occasionally change underwear - but then you and I aren't 12 year old boys!