Posted by: Debbie Abrams Kaplan | August 9, 2013

Dear Child of Mine – letter 3

Dear child of mine:

I got your latest email, which read:

Subject: OPEN IMMIDIOETLY:)):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

                          ZACK GO TO BOTTOM

(Editor’s note: many blank lines were deleted before posting the lines below)


I guess you didn’t get my email that I sent a few days ago. I know the camp says they print them out and distribute them that day, but maybe when the email from the parent says “no gerbils,” the email gets deleted without being delivered. So I’m sorry, babe, but no gerbil.

There is good news, though. Your friend “N” got a guinea pig! And you’re welcome to play with it ANY TIME. And your classmate “J” who got the class crayfish you wanted? He’s sick of it and asked if you still wanted it. Your dad said you could have it. Isn’t your dad the the best? If the crayfish is still alive when you get home, we’ll go pick it up and we can stop by and visit the guinea pig too. And then you can mow the lawn.

You see, Dad pulled one weed in the front yard, which must have been poison ivy (you’d think he’d know what it looked like by now). He now has itchy welts all over his body. He says he’s done with yard work for good.

I spent yesterday picking clover from the lawn and my garden. My arms and legs are now covered with itchy mosquito bites. You’d think I’d be smart enough to put on bug spray first. I think I’m done with yard work for good too.

unhappy Mom

unhappy Mom

Guess what new chores you have when you get home! Yep, yard work! And you thought making your bed in your cabin and sweeping up was bad.

Speaking of my garden, the mint is growing really well. We’ve been eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Along with this:


My tomato plants have two tomatoes that should be ready in the next week. Yum, that will be a great meal. For a squirrel.

Write soon! Love,



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