I am certain that the question on my Loyal Readers' minds is, "How is BloomingtonGirl coping with the upcoming separation?" Loyal Readers, I will tell you the honest truth, as I always do. I'd like to be able to say that I am breezing right through this week, without a worry about how Jack will do during his four weeks of relative independent adventure. But alas, I cannot say that. I wake up every night, right about three AM with a pit in my stomach - also known as separation anxiety. It isn't a rational thing - I know. I think Jack will succeed at camp and do well and have a great time. I believe that this is the right time for him to try this out for a million reasons, many of which just came clear over the last several weeks. Sure, he'll get homesick and have normal tough adjustment period, etc., but I really feel that overall this will be a game changer for him. The anxiety is a completely irrational and visceral feeling that I cannot explain. I'm glad that I feel such attachment for my (sometimes maddeningly difficult) son. It reassures me that I do have a maternal instinct somewhere inside... ;D
In other news, there isn't much other news. I'll keep you posted when there is, of course. I'm off to bed for a few hours before I wake up with the sharp intake of breath and the sense of panic at 3AM. If it's okay to call you at that time, just post a comment with your phone number and I'll give you a ring.