Wandering Around the House Bumping into Ghosts

Yesterday we dropped Alexander off at camp. I’ve dropped him off at camp every morning this summer, but yesterday I dropped him off at sleep away camp.

Two weeks ago when my friends asked me how I felt about it I snickered and said, “He’ll have the time of his life.” A week ago I gave the same response. Three days ago at ten o’clock at night I asked my husband if we weren’t making the worst mistake of our lives.

Dropping him off was uneventful, we filled out forms, they checked the boys for headlice, bruises, and made them do a few jumping jacks. Some moms tied their boy’s shoes and I used every ounce of restraint I had to not push the hair out of my son’s eyes.

I looked at every man at the camp and sized up his propensity to be a child molester. Two worried me. I am insane.

So now, 24 hours later I’m walking around the house looking at the sky and wondering what my son is doing right now. I turn to Jane about a thousand times an hour and ask her, “What do you think Alexander is doing right now?” She puts her hand on my shoulder and says, “Mom, he’s having the time of his life.”

 

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  1. Time to plan some fun things with Jane to keep yourself distracted? 

    I was reading DaMomma a few weeks ago and I had to laugh when her daughter was telling her that the Dad was making her write to her Mom every two days. Ahhh, I can’t even explain it because it’s funnier if you read it –> http://damomma.com/ – first post, halfway down the page. 

    I can’t wait for my oldest to do these camps and at the same time I know I will be wrecked.  She’s at soccer camp this week and she came home her first day so proud of herself for mastering new soccer skills. 

    What a fabulous job we have. 

  2. Oh girl, I can’t even think about it!

    I’ll never forget having a conversation with my Mother In Law about being away from my oldest daughter, while I was on bed-rest during my second pregnancy. I was so relieved that the doctors discovered what they discovered and that we were able to protect my pregnancy with hospital bed-rest but oh my gawd…I worried and missed my oldest daughter so much I could hardly stand it.

    So, I say to my Mother In Law I’m trying to accept being away from her; its difficult to let go. She asks me if I trust her and of course I said Yes…she says to me “what you seek will never happen just go with trusting that I will take very good care of her”

    I’m sure you trust this place your son went to and like your daughter said he’s having the time of his life.

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