Mom Camp Day 9: Two Years Since The Titanic Incident (or why my kids have a few weeks of real camp)

For those of you who are long time Mom Camp followers you may recall that Cinco and The Princess rebelled against Mom Camp in 2016 over what historians have termed — The TITANIC INCIDENT.

New followers may ask, what is The TITANIC INCIDENT?  Well on this day two years ago we started what was supposed to be a three day session on learning about the Titanic.  We only got to TWO DAYS…

img_3789Everything was going great.  We made a mini sinking paper Titanic, The Princess colored in paper dolls and outfits that matched the historical period, Cinco did a worksheet learning about primary sources related to the Titanic.

You can check out day one here: Day 1

And then… we hit an iceberg! 

I foolishly showed them the James Cameron movie, TITANIC!  All of a sudden, the kiddos were crying and going on and on about what a depressing film it was.  They would NOT stop complaining about it and said I was terrible for showing them the movie.

img_3795Of course, I didn’t let this stop me.  I pressed on with day two.  We did a packet on the Titanic and made our own candy portholes!  Hello, who doesn’t like eating gummy octopus and swedish fish?  Mind you, these were underwater porthole as the ship did SINK. (Click here for directions on making your own gummy porthole.)

But No…  this was not good enough.  Cinco and The Princess would NOT stop talking about how horrible the movie had been and the simply refused to carry on with day three.  I planned to take them to the local Titanic exhibit in Las Vegas.  But they kept protesting that they NO intention of looking at things that belonged to DEAD PEOPLE.

After that Mom kinda hit the rocks….  In fact it was so, decimated that we didn’t even blog about it in 2017.  And, it is the reason the kids also have to attend “regular camp”.

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Which is a LONG way of saying that while The Princess was attending Girl Scouts Day Camp, she learned to cook stir-fry.  And, so Mom Camp Day 9 is all about cooking,
We started by shopping at ol’ Trader Joe’s (broccoli, peas, carrots, rice…).  At home, I acted as assistant and The Princess gave plenty of orders.

Cinco decided that in order for it to be a real ‘celebration’ we needed some starters.  (Side note, is Cinco British or something now?  Starters?  On this side of the pond we call them appetizers…)  He decided we needed add ramen soup.img_5794.jpg

The meal went off and The Princess was very proud of her accomplishments.

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