melissel Posted July 21, 2008 Share Posted July 21, 2008 Let me preface by saying, this isn't a real day camp. It's just a fun little M-W-F program run by the terrific private preschool that DD5 went to for two years. They do arts and crafts, play in kiddie pools and on the playground, and just generally hang out. It's two minutes from our house. DD2 insisted that she was going to camp this summer like her big sister (who goes to an abbreviated, 3-day day camp program). We thought, sure, why not? Our new babysitter (my mom, say a prayer for me!) can't start until September anyway, so that would solve the problem of finding someone to cover me while I work from home. The first three weeks went wonderfully. They called her Miss Congeniality, and she loved going. But the novelty has worn off, and now she flatly refuses to go. Last Wednesday she sobbed for almost an hour before they called me to come get her (I had no idea until they called). She refused to go on Friday, so we agreed to let her stay home because DH was home, on the condition that she go back today. Today, she woke up saying she didn't want to go, clung to me at drop-off, and cried until I agreed to take her home. No one can identify any good reason, except that she'd rather be home. So now what do I do? I know they think I'm being overprotective by not just leaving her there no matter what. I simply can't do that. Do I go ahead and pull the trigger on the cancellation now and save us the time and money of other lost days? If I did, I could use the money to hire a babysitter to come here a few hours a week instead. I just hate to give up so easily, when she so enjoyed those first three weeks. DD2 keeps telling me to cancel though :glare: The other problem with letting one quit camp is that my big kid is whining about going now too, but HER camp is not going to give me a penny back, so I told her she has to stick it out. If I let her sister stop going, DD5 is going to be very resentful :( Ack!!! I knew I should have stuck to my guns and told everyone NO CAMP! when the issue came up again this year. All this money and time wasted, grrrr! What do you think? TIA! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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