When I was away at summer camp, Earnie didn’t send me gifts in the mail. Side bar: My gift was usually waiting when I came home — a totally cleaned out and newly decorated bedroom. The thing now is when you send your kid away for camp, they need to get mail cause all the other kids are getting mail and gifts!
Some parents go overboard on the whole “I don’t want my child to feel alone during camp, so here’s $150 dollars. Go treat your cabin to treats in the snack shack.” I don’t go that crazy, but I do like to send her a few small things so she gets something every day during mail call. The camp has a mail box so on Sunday when you drop little precious off you can drop their mail marked with their name and what day you want it delivered. Camp is six days = six gifts.
I stopped into World Market today for something work-related and found tons of fun things in the back of the store near all the food… things that won’t end up back at home for Ruthie, the wienerful, to eat, chew up, or throw up. Everything was about $2 each.