If we are close to a chaperon from New Horizons for Children during hosting, the rule is to plan a time to spend with the chaperon. Well,, we were close to chaperons but they were about two to three hours away. And, then there was the minor problem of transportation since, with Y, we are at capacity in our van unless there is a super skinny person who can squeeze in the back seat.
We really wanted to meet and spend time with the chaperons but we just couldn’t figure out how to do it. Then a hosting family/friend, had the idea to bring a favorite chaperon to our area and we could split time. When I told her what we were going to do, I told her that they could join us too. So they did. And the kids opened the fun trunk to find tie dye kits.
The fun happened before all of this though. Ace woke up the day before with a rash that we thought might be poison ivy. But, when the rash started moving around and we talked to other people, we realized that it was actually probably hives. I made a call to the doctor and got an afternoon appointment thinking we would be done tie dying in plenty of time. I totally underestimated our tie dying timing or skills.
Our friends arrived and we got to work. Soon after starting the dying process, we realized we didn’t have enough dye. H, the other host mom, made a mad dash to Walmart to try and get more dye. Just so you know, when it says it will dye nine shirts on the kit, what it really means is if you put one dot of each color on nine shirts, then you’re covered. One dot is not enough for our crew. They needed full on dye. In the middle of the dye-fest, Ace’s appointment approached. I begged H to stay at the house while I took Ace to the appointment. We found out he had an allergic reaction to who knows what and needed to stay on an allergy med for awhile and then made a mad dash back to the house.
Even though it was quite chaotic, I think we all had a wonderful time. And Y got to see his favorite chaperon, M. It was a blessing for us to see her too.