This summer, I am working at my local YMCA as a summer day camp counselor. This means, I am working with 1st & 2nd graders, 5 days a week, planning fun activities and exploring the places around us. I love my job, the kids, and my coworkers.
However, the long days working with children can come with a lot of sass and frustration. I wanted to make this post to remember some of the darling quotes my campers have said to me. They crack me up, and I hope you enjoy! 🙂
Please note: all names are changed for safety reasons 🙂
Setting: I am talking to a camper about saying “JESUS CHRIST” when frustrated.
Me: Jimmy, come here please.
*Jimmy makes his way over veryyyy slowly.*
Me: Jimmy, we can’t say that here at the Y.
Jimmy: Why? It’s not a bad word.
Me: Okay, but it might hurt some people’s feelings, so please don’t say it anymore.
*Jimmy looks like he is thinking very hard*
Jimmy: Fine. I’ll just say it in my head.
*Jimmy walks away*
Setting: The whole group of 1st graders just walked across the street, returning to the Y after a long day.
Kayson: Hey Koala, do you have a crush on anyone?
Me: Uhh that’s not really appropriate for the Y Kayson.
Kayson: Oh, well, I have a crush on you.
Me: Oh…thank you Kayson.
Other counselor: Holy moly Kayson! That’s not how you tell a girl you like them!
Setting: My group and I were sitting together eating lunch.
Josiah: Koala! Come here! I need to ask you something!
Me: okay. *leans over*
Josiah: *whispering* Is that girl going through a growth spurt? She’s really hairy….
Me: *trying not to laugh at his innocence* No Josiah, she just has darker hair. Make sure you don’t say anything about it though, ok? It might hurt her feelings.
Josiah: *looks at me like I just said the dumbest thing in the world* Duhhhh.
Setting: My group and I were seated, waiting to begin morning ceremony.
Michael: *runs up to me* Hey, Koala!
Me: Yeah, Michael?
Michael: You are tired!
Me: What? How do you know?
Michael: I can tell! You have bags under your eyes! *runs away*
*side note: he has done this every morning since this day*
These were a few of the most memorable quotes thus far. I am going to write down more as the summer goes on, so I can remember more.
Happy Sunday! ❤