December 10th . 2014
Bastien and his new school besty have formed a club. It involves things like camping, hiking, archery, rock climbing and knot tying. They call it (are you ready for this?) Club Scouts. They meet daily to discuss All The Things.
On the day after it’s formation, last Friday December 6th, Bastien came home and explained he needed to complete the items on their trial list. Which included camping out in the backyard. Which he did. By himself. On a 33 degree December night.
I will never get over his bravery. Personally, I woke up 4 times in the night to check on him. I imagined being arrested at any moment for child neglect, if you want to know the truth. I even ended up making him come inside at 6:30am because I couldn’t take it another minute.
Guess what? His fellow scout did NOT sleep out overnight in December. Shocker. And somehow I feel it will be decades before Bastien earns his due cool points for this milestone in his life. But at the very least he has given himself a badge for his accomplishment. I suppose that counts for something, doesn’t it?