G and P are off at scout camp. We've looked forward to this milestone with a lot of trepidation and excitement. G communicates well and picks up on things quickly. He doesn't get shy around new people, if anything he is more outgoing for new friends. But G's CI hadn't been working well for the last 2 months. We were trying to get an upgrade but with camp looming, we went for a repair which canceled the upgrade. P called very annoyed that G had worn his CI in the rain and it wasn't working. This is unusual for G to be so careless with the CI. But perhaps like the 3 hour sunburn, G is testing consequences. It's not pleasant, and I hope he learns to just follow his parents advice. So the CI is in the dry box and hopefully it works tomorrow. I know G likes to be as irresponsible as the next boy. But he can't afford to be careless with his CI. It's not a $500 iphone. It's a $10,000 device that is his only way to access sound. The rest of the week will be pretty miserable if he can't hear. But that's life and maybe he'll learn to take care of it before college.