Sidelines 21: Packing for Camp

So, Acorna, Father told me about this camp.


No, it sounds fun. There are nature walks, and cupcakes, and a pirate ship. An animal hats. I like animal hats. And I..I have never had cupcakes before.

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But, it is just that…Well, I do not know what to expect or how to act or if I will fit in. And I’m not sure how to behave around other children. The children at school think I’m weird and silvery. I want a friend though. All the best stories occur between friends.

Oh! I did do some research like you suggested. We will be sleeping in tents so I need my sleeping bag and pillow. Sadly you are too big to bring. But I will tell you all about it when I return.

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I am going to start packing now. No, Father will be taking me next week, but…

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Let’s see, there is the question of clothes. I have to be smart and not pack too much. T-shirts for the day, but sweatshirts in case it gets cold at night. Do I need to bring my swimsuit? I wonder if if there is a lake or pool? Flip flops, check. Phone, check. Bug spray? Do bugs like aliens? I also need a flashlight in case I have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Father probably has one I can borrow.

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I will bring my journal of course, and colored pencils. Book wise? I am definitely bringing the Gregor Mendel biography I got from the library. I have almost finished it. And the Little Princess since it is my favorite story. Maybe the Squirt: Pus, Snot, Blood and Puke by Uncle Darin. For when I finish the other books, it supposed to be educational and hilariously gross.

No I will only be gone for a few days, but I would hate to run out of books. Homework? No that would be silly. This is a vacation. There, that should do it. Thank you for your help, Acorna.

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Hi Father! I am all packed and ready to go!

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We’ll miss you while you’re gone, little bug.

Penelope Pigglewiggle is participating in a session of CathyTea’s Animal Hat Summer Camp. Check out her blog to find more information, read about other kids participating in the camp, and of course, to see Penelope’s adventures!

**This post had minor edits on 7/12 to match changes to the timeline found in Sidelines 22.


  1. Oh… I can’t wait. I feel butterflies on account of onezero, and how awesome it will be for her to meet Penelope! River Ricci and Finch and Rose (Yay, Rosearoonie!) will also be there–and River has always felt like an outsider, and Finch is total kindness, and Rose is Rose! So, I think it’s going to be awesome. And amazing.

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    • Everyone has such amazing sims, I can’t wait to see hoe they all get on! its a good thing sims in the gallery don’t experience time, so it’s only us that have to wait.

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      • Yes! I will likely get to start it next week, before my teaching schedule gets too nuts. I’m really looking forward to having River and Finch in with the group!


        • I like how each camp has its own flavor and feeling. We’ll make it work, hopefully without too much extra stress. Everything in its own time, look at the sim-posium, it’s still March somewhere. 🙂

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    • Yes, she doesn’t have a high opinion of homework (busywork) but books are a whole other matter. You can never have too many books. She going to have so much fun in this unstructured learning environment…er camp.

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