Summer Camping Trip

Normally I avoid summer camping like the plague. It is way too hot and humid down here to be sleeping outside in a tent in the summer! However, I broke my rule for Charlie’s friends who had never gone camping. In July I took Salvine, his brother David, sister Maggie along with Myles and Nic […]

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It’s an ADW Mom

Charlie is taking Introduction to Engineering this year. The teacher has a weekly Instant Challenge where their small group has to design and build a project in 30 minutes. This conversation was a few weeks ago. 5:47am. I’m in bed awake. Charlie is running to the shower. Charlie – Mom! I’m sending you something. Me […]

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Rock Climbing

Charlie is afraid of heights just like me. I push him to challenge his fears even though he doesn’t like it. So we went rock wall climbing with his Troop over Spring Break. I mainly belayed for the boys. Charlie and friends did a rappel off a 30 foot drop as well as climbing. They […]

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What was that stench?

At one point during our trip back home I thought I had run over a skunk. I was wrong.

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You Stink

Charlie is a teenage boy. In case you were not aware, teenage boys stink. Mine is not very fond of bathing either. Charlie is a heavy sweater and we live in the Houston area with high temperatures plus humidity. That all adds up to LOTS of funk and stink. The other day I asked Charlie […]

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