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Hello Muddah, hello Faddah: Parents share kids' funny letters from camp

When the kids are away at summer camp, parents live for camp photos and letters — any form of proof of life (and, preferably, happiness) that they can get. After checking the mailbox for the millionth time, they might finally find the Holy Grail: an envelope, perhaps not even addressed by the child in question, containing that long-awaited word from camp.

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    Hello Muddah, hello Faddah: Parents share funny letters from kids at summer camp

    Between archery, canoeing, and color wars, kids write their parents letters from summer camp. Or sometimes, they write them nothing at all.

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    Kelly Marston's son, Reilly, started off the summer by giving her the camp version of "the dog ate my homework."

    Kelly Marston
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    "Clearly, we will be working on letter writing this summer," said Kim Carr after receiving this letter from her son at camp in North Carolina.

    Kim Carr
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    Melanie Frick, now 12, wrote her mother a letter from camp that has become legendary among her parents' friends – for good reason.

    Janet Frick
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    "She likes to read," explains Josie's mom, Julie Burton. She likes it so much that she wrote her Kindle a letter telling her how much she missed it instead of her parents.

    Julie Silverman Burton
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    Tuck Hawkins, then 9, had quite a way with words when demanding to be picked up on his second day of camp.

    Jessica Mills-Hawkins
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    Trish Loughery received the 'coolest' camp letter ever her 12-year-old son, Jack. "Obviously, he was having so much fun he didn't want to spend too much time writing home," she said.

    Trish Loughery
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    You better not be throwing a party, because she is watching you with her heart!

    Rachel McDonald
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    "She really loves the dog," says Meg's mom, Mandy, about her daughter's first letter to home from camp.

    Mandy Morrison
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    "Feeling is mutual, kid," said Scary Mommy founder Jill Smokler of her son Ben's brutally honest letter from camp.

    Jill Smokler
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    Something tells us Abe is messing with his parents.

    Julie Silverman Burton
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    "The ONLY letter I got all session (addressed by his counselor, lazy kid!)" said Stacie Francombe. Her son Geordie is apparently a young man of few words.

    Stacie Francombe

When TODAY Parents asked readers to share funny or quirky letters from their kids at camp, we found out that those envelopes from kids don't always contain the long, detailed accounts of their blissful days learning archery or canoeing or singing camp songs.

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