Tall, Dark, and Mysterious

7/12/2004

Quantizing maturity

File under: Righteous Indignation, This One Time, At Mathcamp. Posted by Moebius Stripper at 6:35 pm.

For insurance reasons, we’re required to confiscate all of our campers’ medication (asthma inhalers and Epi-pens notwithstanding) , and administer it to them when they ask for it. At age seventeen and three quarters, our campers apparently can’t be trusted to take a Tylenol for a headache, but in three months they’re expected to be fully-functional adults, trusted to do such things as, for instance, help choose the next President, and administer prescription medication to their own campers.

Also, from L - apparently I’m allowed to dish out drugs to our kids, but if there were a real, live nurse here (not a camp nurse - see L’s comments), they’d have to defer to us to give our campers medicine. After all, they’re not in loco parentis, and we are. In sickness and in health, in expertise and in ignorance.