I mentioned earlier that Jennifer is off at camp.
The days of sporadic communication and no phone calls are long gone for today's young campers.
They get an unlimited long distance phone card upon arrival at camp, and they may receive emails to the camp address, which are printed out by the camp office for delivery to them daily.
Because of all these conveniences, my daughter calls me fairly regularly - mostly to update me on the status of her "on again - off again" - (probably, not really, but maybe) broken finger.
Regardless, most phone calls seem to originate from the nurse's office.
There was the one that went something like this:
"Hi, Mom? The whole bunk is getting sick because we're not getting enough sleep and we all have runny noses and coughs so yesterday, we all packed up all our stuff and moved in to the infirmary for the night. It was a BLAST!"
I even had to speak to her new found friend today - also from the nurse's office. (Miriam B.'s Mom in Brooklyn: your daughter is having a lovely summer and she tells me that you may be hosting my daughter for Shabbos sooner than you think.....)
But I digress.
Apparently, even though I speak to her on the phone FAR too often, she's annoyed that I'm not sending her enough emails.
I HAVE NOTHING MORE TO SAY.
During our spoken conversations at home, I don't usually get a word in edgewise, so I'm not used to being the one to have to come up with content.
So here's where YOU come in, dear readers.
I'm going to try and inundate her with blog reader email.
Send me an email (of any length) to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward it to Jen at camp, along with this post by way of explanation.
She has a good sense of humor so feel free to get creative.
Tell her about YOUR summer. Ask her how ceramics was. Send her a joke. Freak her out by telling her it's already two weeks until camp is over and why hasn't she begun packing for the trip home yet ;) ? I don't care. Just help me out here so that I can have a bit more time to focus on the blog.
Consider it your version of sending me to camp for a day or two.....
I'm counting on you.