The idea of “attending camp” has many memorable associations for me. Maybe it does for you too. Namely because you get to do things at camp you don’t get to at home.
Staying up late around a camp fire.
Running when you should be walking.
Wearing the same clothes for days on end and skipping the shower because you’re justified by all the swimming you do.
You get to break the rules.
Judah went with me through the breakfast buffet line at Watson yesterday, and what was the only thing he wanted?
A chocolate cupcake.
(Still not sure why they were set out in the first place. Guessing the kitchen staff believes in “attending camp” too).
So as a good dad I only had one choice to make: how many cupcakes should he have?
(Don’t worry moms – I only let him have one).
Sometimes it’s OK to break the rules. The spirit of boundaries is to help self-govern safety and promote life. But life can also be found in the joy of getting the privilege to do things “once in a while.” Certainly this isn’t license to commit sin, but it is permission to have fun with the people and things you love.
So in the midst of your normal routine today, look for a rule to break for your own sake. And when in doubt, have a cupcake for breakfast. ch: