Tuesday, March 16, 2010

He is going camp



(photo has nothing to do with post - just some local friends)

I have been all week saying to people. S11 is going to school camp - WOO HOO. We will get a break - YE HAW. But the last two days I have realised my anxiety is because he is going camp. It will only be for two nights but I have been really teary. Last night we talked about it. It was a late night but it was the best talk we have had together in ages. He had a few tears about a couple of things and I was strong. When I said good night I told him I would really miss him and left with tears in my eyes.

I know this will come as a shock to friends and family but I will really miss him. He goes tomorrow. I have to pull myself together and be strong. I am regretting tomorrow when I have to wave him off.

9 comments:

Nikki Cardigan said...

Having been on the other side Sarah, the teachers completely understand the responsibility they have. They also understand the tears in the parent's eyes and the extra long hugs. Camps are awesome fun. I love going on them and seeing the kids out of the classroom, seeing them just being kids. I hope your boy has a wonderful time and comes back with lots of stories that start with "and then we....".

Lulu said...

I remember that feeling well.

Kris said...

I am finally used to my kids going away. Took a long time. As a kid myself I was sooooo homesick going on camp. We went in year 7 and it was for 10 days back then. (So I'm old!) Parents could come visit on the weekend halfway through. I was hoping mine wouldn't come visit, because I would have cried and cried! They didn't. That 's the moment I realised that parents aren't stupid. I was 11.

Jo in TAS said...

He'll have a fantastic time and will come home with lots of stories to share!
P.S. It's in the mailbox :-)

Julie said...

aaaw! been there, done that, and STILL doing it! mt baby is 22 this year and regularly travels overseas. i still get like you, so i guess it doesn't get any easier. i think we need to keep reminding ourselves that they deserve to explore new things, have fun and live life. as much as we'd like to, wrapping them in cotton wool just wouldn't be fair. chin up.... you'll be fine!
julie :)

Jantine said...

I think it is very normal. Even though a kid like this one drains your energy levels and you sometimes wish he would go away for a few days... it is still your kid and it is hard to say goodbye, even if it is just a few days!

AMIT said...

Great hope he has enjoyed in the camp.

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Sarah said...

Oh Sarah, your friends and family would not be shocked at all! Of course you will miss him..... just think of all the stories he will come home with! Stay strong, only one more sleep until he returns xx
x Sarah

Kerri said...

Oh Sarah. I know how you feel. I have one heading off on Wednesday for two nights. We are so going to miss each other but it will be good for her. I will stay strong too.