My dear Fuzzy left this morning on his 6th grade Outdoor Education and Team Building Trip.
Of course, he is normally at school at this time of day anyway, but the house does already seem tooooo quiet!
Here is a picture of his usual goofing off self... He does the best 'fake kissing' because his arms are so long! lol
Yes, the house will be oh so quiet... too quiet!
I went on this exact trip, with this exact school, and with ONE of the exact teachers, 30 years ago when I was in 6th grade!
The only that has changed is that they go to a better camp that is YMCA affiliated now. The teacher that went with me back then, Mr. C, is retiring this year, so it is his last trip. I am glad that Fuzzy got to go with him there, though. :-)
This trip Fuzzy is on his own, in a way. Hubby and I have never NOT been in attendance on an overnight trip for him. He has always demanded that one of us be there, usually Daddy. That is how Hubby became an assistant scoutmaster!
However, with this trip, we guaranteed that Fuzzy would be in the cabin with his best friend's dad, and we stayed home. We are close friends with their family, and even went away with them on a cruise together a few years back.
I think it is time for him to be pushed from the nest a bit in that regard. Pumpkin has done Girl Scout sleepovers (as long as her leader, who we know well) without me or Hubby. But, she has a more determined independent streak than Fuzzy.
Fuzzy called me on his cell already, at 11:30 am to let me know that he arrived safely, that he is in the room with his best buddy and dad, and that the camp is beautiful. He was also very sweet and told me that he loved me and I shouldn't worry at all!
I will worry and I miss him already!
The good news is that worrying about him keeps my mind from other worries (read: brain thingy).
ps... here is a pic of the lake I found online.