Friday, August 07, 2015

On the Homefront

OK people. It's Day 5 of not seeing or speaking to my kid, and I am officially done. I miss my baby!

For the record, I've done way better than I thought I would. I haven't cried. I haven't been staring at his empty bed with a pit in my stomach. I haven't been looking for him around every corner.

I have been sending him a note every evening through the system set up for camp. That has helped me, and I hope he's enjoyed the notes and they haven't made him miss us more.

I have taken some advantage of my freedom. I shopped for a dress for my cousin's wedding, without a time constraint. I visited with an old friend. Hubs and I had a date night and went out for dinner and a concert. On Tuesday we had dinner at 8pm, and it was ham & eggs. We've watched TV that we wanted to watch. Spongebob has not made an appearance.

I haven't gotten as much done around the house as I had hoped, but that's ok.

I haven't been reading letters sent home from Boo, in spite of the self-addressed stamped envelopes and note cards we sent with him. (Do you think he sent any?)

Honestly the first couple of days were fine. I saw how happy he was to be at camp. They took cabin pictures the day the kids arrived, and there was Boo - smiling with a new friend already, arms around each other's shoulders. I loved my own camp days so deeply, and he was clearly so excited. I was (am) happy for him.
He was so stoked to get started on his adventure!
But yesterday I truly felt the missing him. Last night I did stare at his bed longingly. This morning I want nothing more than a smooch and a snuggle with him. I am very focused on the arrival of Saturday morning so we can hop in the car and go pick him up.

I hope he'll be glad to see us. I expect he'll be sad to leave too.

He'll likely be excited to get back to his electronics.

And his pets.

As our friend said at drop-off last week - you will never love your child more than when you pick them up after their time away at camp.

Do you think he'll be too embarrassed when I grab him for kisses?

1 comment:

  1. I can imagine I have a hard sometimes when Harlow is at daycare lol


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