My daughter’s first camp

This is a milestone in my parenting life as well as it is for my almost 11 year-old child. She went to her first camp yesterday. She was very excited. More than I was, thinking what can be so much fun sleeping in the open air. The whole thing about sleeping on concrete floor(the camp is at the school’s compound) in a tent with two other girls must be very interesting to an 11 year-old.

She packed her knapsack all by herself. She made a list and stuck by it. Something I am still working on myself. I can never make a list and stick by it. I find it more fun to go with the flow. I must say, I was very impressed by her planning and focused behaviour.

She is still at camp as I write this. I wonder what she’s up to now. I can’t help but worry a little. I know everything will be alright at the end of the day. My concerns and my worries are just me doing my parenting thing.

I can’t wait to hear her stories about camp. She is going to talk non-stop for the next few days about her camp. And, I’m all ears!

Ruth