Monday, January 10, 2011

Your collection of adventures

My son took off for his first week away from home without a parent by his side.  He is reasonably ready.  Seems psychologically prepared- was able to talk himself through his nerves as he gave me a big hug good-bye.  I kept it upbeat and positive.  That's your job as a parent:  no matter how much YOU are nervous, you have to put on your game face as healthy encouragement for them.

But, it was harder than I thought it would be!  For me, that is.  I can't wait to see him again on Friday. . .

He's already had some practice with being adventurous.  He's pretty well-travelled for a 10 year old, of which I'm proud.  We are not rich, by any means, but we like to spend our money and time on trips and new experiences.

Here are a couple of pictures from our 'mother-son' trip to London over Thanksgiving break.  What a fantastic week with my little man!

Adam in 'our' tube station:  Gloucester Road

Adam goofing off at the Tower of London.

So, Adam, you can add this week to your long list of adventures.  We will see you back home, safe and sound, on Friday.

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