Last week we had the chance to do a backpacking/hiking trip (trek) across Wyoming with a bunch of high school kids that go to our church. Before the trip we didn't know any of the kids at all. We knew we'd be responsible for watching after a small group of them and keeping them happy and safe. I was a bit nervous that we'd get stuck with a few whiners/wimps. There are only a few things more miserable in life than attempting to motivate and cheer an out-of-shape, unwilling, down-in-the-dumps teenager.
Well, luckily, the 6 kids we were assigned were AWESOME! Funny, outgoing, hardworking, in-shape...the best possible scenario. And aside from the less-than-romantic hook-up between two of our kids on the bus ride home (sorry parents) everything went perfectly.
After we got home from our adventure the ear doctor and I started missing these 6 raggamuffins. So, we decided to invite them over to our house for Wii Wednesdays.
Yesterday afternoon the ear doctor sent out emails to each of the inviting them over.
After a few hours, and zero responses I was getting a little nervous. Would they come? Did they get the message? Should I go buy something to eat since I doubt they'll really want munch on the 3 week old carrots that are sadly laying at the bottom of our fridge's vegetable door.
Then, inspiration struck. I casually said to the ear doctor, "dear, why don't you try texting them all?"
4 hours and about 203 texts later my husband looked up from his phone and said that they'd all be coming over next week.