This weekend Miss M and I will be attending Polar Palooza – a Girl Scout Leader/Daughter event held at one of the area camps. We went 2 years ago and it was a lot of fun. Obviously we didn't camp outside in the middle of January. We stayed in a lodge and ate our meals in a warm dining hall. There was so much to do, there were new people to meet, and we even liked the food that was served. I was looking forward to going again this year…until my back started hurting.
Last time we slept on small mattresses on the floor. The mattresses were designed for cots, but there weren’t enough cots for everyone so we just threw them on the floor. It wasn’t terrible, but I wasn’t six months pregnant then either. My only hope this time is that there is really a cot to go with that mattress this time. With the way my back feels in the morning, I can’t imagine getting up from sleeping on the floor without help. Poor Miss M might have to wake up several times in the night to give her mom a hand getting up for another trip to the bathroom.
I get the feeling that my husband thinks I’m crazy for doing this. But Miss M has been looking forward to this for 2 years (it only happens every other year). Besides, there aren’t too many opportunities for the two of us to do things like this without the younger kids. It’s valuable time together for both of us. I would say that most of me is looking forward to it as well. But there’s another little part of me that’s slightly nervous (I think it's called my tailbone.) Needless to say, I will be packing the Tylenol and my heating pad…and extra pillows.