a guy’s priorities

14 . July . 2010

cory and henry visited the camp nurse
the other morning to see about
some poison ivy h had on his arm.

(the eager cub scouts have been
picking wild raspberries like crazy,
so apparently this poison ivy is a
small price to pay for
adventure+sweetreward)

as she applied the soothing ointment,
cory began noticing scads
of mosquito bites on henry’s legs.

(no problem: h said they ‘didn’t itch’)

and then c confirmed that she had
henry’s antibiotics lined up
for the ear infection he’s earned
after 2.5 weeks in the swimming pool.

check.

so as they stopped by the tent
on their way to dinner,
cory wasn’t surprised
to hear henry say,
‘wait just a minute, dad,
there’s something i need,’

and he began rifling thru his bag.

(bug spray?
itch-relief cream?
ear drops?)

and h pulls out his
newly-acquired*
deodorant
and says,

‘i just need a bit of this
and we’re good to go.’


*he’s only seven forcryingoutloud;
he likes that nathan has it
and recently asked if he could
have some of his own.

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