Two weeks ago we dropped our kids off at camp, three provinces away, for a month long stay. Today I received a letter from our son and it instantly reminded me of the feelings I had when we said our final goodbyes before leaving him with his cabin mates. Like many boys, he finds being away from home challenging, especially in the evenings. He’s honest and open with his emotions in the lead-up to camp and at the actual drop off (when extra hugs are never ending). I tried to provide a sense of strength and positivity by acknowledging his fears and reminding him of the good times ahead but deep inside, I’m a super softie.
…..just wait until, gulp, college! Don’t wish to rain on your parade, but I refer to the separation as “amputation by butter knife”. You’ve got a bit of time to prepare! Best to all and “Cheers” from very hot and sunny Florida!
Yeesh! It’ll come sooner than I think! Great to hear from you!
So grateful to know I’m not the only one with these kinds of inside voices.
Thanks for keeping it real!!
I’ll betcha there’s more of us out there too! Thanks!
I’ll betcha there’s more of us out there too! Thanks for the shout out!