Aristotle said, "Good habits formed at youth make all the difference." We know, Cameron, like most kids has developed both kinds of habits, but for the most part, all good.
As it goes with many in the pre-teenager stage, Cam does exhibit some of those wonderful responses to questions, such as his mom asking who are the girls in the picture from school? "Just my friends." "Yes, but what are their names, Cam?" "Mom, they are just my friends!" And, hence the realization that our son is most definitely getting older.
Thank goodness for the moments, though, that he still humors his parents. Thursday evening, we found out there was going to be a silent fire department parade, quite by accident.
Cam and his mom were grabbing supplies at the local hardware store when they noticed people starting to line the streets, so they inquired as to what was happening. Jane and her son drove home and asked Chris if they should all go check it out. A resounding yes from each family member and we were off to find the procession. We had a front windshield view as at least 15 fire department trucks from adjoining areas all drove down 28th street with lights flashing, but no sirens. It was very cool to see!
We were back downtown at Mary Free Bed on Friday and Saturday to continue our community project. Cam and Mary Jo spent Saturday morning together baking homemade cookies for the building crew!
They arrived right before the lunch hour, perfectly timed to coincide with the pizza delivery for all of our dedicated volunteers, including our cookie delivery service!
Cam enjoyed meeting some new families and volunteers and chatting it up with others. As parents, we can't help but feel a great sense of pride in our son who realizes that even in the smallest offering of homemade cookies and conversation, it is still not only time well spent, but one of the best ways to spend your time!
"In all my 10 years I have been working with base, they have never changed my driver this many times!"