365 Letters to Myself
April 17th - Off to camp...
What, first graders at the Montessori are included in a 2 night overnight camp?! This seems age inappropriate and risky, doesn’t it? As we asked one parent, person after another – too early for such an activity. What are they thinking?!
My 7-year-old granddaughter is heading off on a ‘school’ field trip – 3 days and 2-night camp, 2 ½ hours away. The anxiety real. She is quite attached to her parents. She has never been to a sleepover. All the what ifs – can’t fall asleep, wake up in the middle of the night, lose her lovely, teasing, accidents, and so on. At first, she herself was hesitant. But then I noticed the excitement and desire to do what everyone else was building. It became obviously important, she had to go.
So, with encouragement, a hug and kiss on the head, a reminder that ‘she can do it, she is brave and her will strong’, as she was cautiously nervous but ready to go. Grandma hopes you have a wonderful time, and lots of prayers within me all will go well.
Do not fear the milestones that shape and change us.
Hmmm, she goes…day 257!
Thank you if you choose to join the journey. Let's hope it is more fun than tears!