Our house has been full of excitement and nerves this week.
My baby is going on her first school camp.
I'm so excited for her, but as all you mum's will know with
the excitement comes the nerves.
Oh, I'm not talking about Rosies nerves. That's right.
What about the Mum's in this situation?
I'm not alone. My girlfriends are all faced with the same stresses.
What if they get home sick, what if they don't have a good time,
oh my goodness, what if? The list goes on.
I remember both of my school camps with fond memories,
so why am I so worried about my baby going away? It's crazy.
I should be excited that my husband and I will finally get some time together,
but all I can think about are the worst case scenarios,
that may unfold for my precious little girl.
I know Rosie is also nervous. She has been like Jekyll and Hyde
all week. She is worried about taking medicine, and not being
like everyone else. She's not sure if her friends of so many years
will like her on camp. Go figure!
And the Flying Fox, sure it's fun, but what if she gets scared.
I listen to the wise words I give Rose to explain how wonderful
this experience will be, and how she will look back on it one day
with the same fond memories that I do about my school camps.
But still, I can't help being nervous.
My friends and I have planned a support coffee meeting at a
local coffee house, immediately after drop off.
What a mess we will all be. Add to our nerves,
the caffeine and who knows what will happen.