|Credit: Walt Disney|
So doesn't it make perfect sense that now, after all these years, I should host my own camp with my very own sister? I may or may not have had visions of myself wearing knee-high socks and sporting a whistle around my neck. Just like the camp director in Parent Trap! But, no....I played it cool.
"Camp Ree-Ree" was a hit! We did almost everything this city has to offer a pair of generation-gapped sisters. Six Flags, Grant's Farm, the zoo, The Muny, Ted Drew's...the works! We also watched a lot of Harry Potter and she introduced me to Billy the Exterminator...
Yeah, he's a bit of a strange bird. But he doesn't kill his catches, which is nice. Unless they are giant alligators.
It was great having Little Sis here. She is much cooler than I ever was at ten years old. She even skateboards! At one point, she was skateboarding in the living room and I asked if she wanted some music on. She said she'd like to listen to some heavy metal. I said, "I have some of that." Her response: "But you're quiet...And you go to the library. Why do you have heavy metal music?" I think I definitely racked up some cool points there. Good thing I purchased that Big Hair cd in high school...
|Child labor with Bil (Bil = "Brother In Law")|
|Skateboarding in the middle of the street|
|Petting sting rays at the zoo|
|We even made matching camp shirts!|
My only regret is that Little Sis and I did not do this routine together:
So, was Camp Ree-Ree a 2012 edition of The Parent Trap? No. It was better. Move over, Hayley Mills!