Here’s a link to my recent blog article on the New York Times‘ “Motherlode” parenting blog: “Letters From Sleep-Away Camp”
Yesterday, my 16-year-old son departed, by bus, for four weeks at a camp in northern Minnesota. I’ve already checked the camp’s website for photos, and I found one photo of him from the Opening Day. I’m pleased to see that he arrived safe and sound.
As he posed for this photo, I think he chose body language that would convey as little emotion and information as possible. Because he had read my blog article about letters from summer camp, he knew that I’d be studying the photo carefully. Over the next four weeks, we will be engaged in a battle of wits as he tries to confuse me from afar with his micro-expressions.