Monday, June 7, 2010

First day of Summer Camp.

Today was Bean's first day of summer camp. This is the first time she's been to any type of camp, school or daycare. We've been talking up camp to her for weeks now. She would skip around saying "I wanna go to school". She was very excited about this mainly because they have a playground or what Bean likes to call a "park".

I got her all ready and dressed and cutie-fied this morning. She was even happy to pose for the camera.

She was ready to go, ready to get to the "park".  We arrived early.  Very early.  Right after the teacher.  So we waited around in the car for a bit.  Bean kept saying "Mommy, open the door.  I wanna go to the park."

I kept sitting there thinking "You keep your seat, missy.  This is going way too fast for Mommy."  I kept catching myself tearing up and I'd silently admonish myself.  If Bean doesn't cry, why should I?

Let me tell you why.  All she sees is a world full of parks and playgrounds.  All I see is the day she gets in her car and drives away from me.  Melodramatic, huh?  Yeah, I know.  That's me.  These are the times that Hubz likes to refer to me as an "emo kid".  He didn't even know what "emo kid" meant until I told him and now he turns around and uses it on me.  I'm not filling him in on the down-low any more.

Soon it was time to turn her over to her teacher.  I silently thought to myself "make sure this one stays happy and safe.  The others are on their own."  I'll probably never be offered the job of Room Mom or anything like similar with that attitude. 

Bean was happy to go.  She headed straight for the slide.  I headed straight for our car.  I even made it out of the driveway before I started crying.  I didn't want the other moms to know I was a rookie.

So there you have it.  I can't wait to get home and hear about all the fun things Bean got to do today and if she loved camp. 


  1. Hey April: We all go through this...6 kids, 11 grandkids and 5 great ones and it never stops - even continues for the 68+ others.... God made women to feel emotion and to cry - and in that respect, we can handle just about anything! Men on the other hand... well that's a whole other story or should I say SAGA.... It does get easier but never truly goes away... You worry when they leave the nest also, regardless of age! In the long run though, it's all worth it!!! She'll be fine and so will you. She sure looks so grown up - wow, so fast and so different from long ago when we cared for her. Love to you all, xxx

  2. I love her little dress! I want one in my size.

    And I want to go to camp. That'll be alot more fun than work!

  3. I'm sure I'll cry once we get to that point!! sniff sniff!!

    Hope she had fun!

  4. Can't wait to hear how it went - I must say she looks awfully grown up in these pictures!


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