Monday, October 21, 2013
Today is a day that has been long anticipated, in fact it has been years in the making. Today Ella left for her first school camp. Since she heard real talk of it back in grade 2, it's been a school highlight long anticipated and if we're honest, the cause of a little anxiousness. As the year has passed, Ella has gained more confidence about being away from home, so I feel that we were well prepared for today.
We had a couple of nights in the past week where sleep was hard won, worries always appearing much more clearly in the quiet of night, but last night she slept well and today she was happy and excited. In bed this morning Ella said Mum, I don't want you getting upset today, if you do you'll make me upset and then it will just be hard for everyone. Duly warned I wasn't in the least upset, just excited about the wonderful time I'm sure she'll have. I even made it easier for her to leave on the bus, in fact wishing herself away, but doing a silly dance on the footpath in front of all her friends so that she really WANTED to leave, NOW!
Can't wait to hear about all her adventures.