Thursday, August 30, 2012
It's So Quiet Around Here...
So Jack went off to his year 6 camp on Wednesday. We were packed and organised, and at the school by 7am, and he was so excited! He hardly gave me a backward glance as he climbed into the bus, so I had to sneak on to give him one last hug...but when I got up to his seat things had changed. He had tears in his eyes as he told me he'd left his special new torch that his Granny had got him on the table at home.
He got this new torch a few weeks ago, but he hadn't used it yet. It's one of those ones that go on your forehead, like a miners torch or something, and Jack thought it was SO cool. He was saving it to use at camp, and he wouldn't let me pack it in his suitcase, because it was 'just too special'.
So as we headed out the door, I grabbed his suitcase and sleeping bag, and he grabbed his pillow and his book. I didn't even think about the torch, and obviously neither did he. I tell you, my heart just about broke seeing him so sad. I know it's not a big deal, but when you're 11, stuff like that is a HUGE deal. If I had had enough time to go home and get it I would have, but the bus would have been long gone by then.
After I dragged myself off the bus, I told his teacher about him being upset, and I knew they'd make sure he was fine, but a few minutes later the teacher brought him out to me, and he was really in tears! And he didn't want to go to camp any more. Oh, it was hard to tell him to hop back on the bus, and he put his pillow up at the window, so I couldn't even wave goodbye to him as the bus drove off.
And I couldn't stop thinking about him all day. Hoping that he had cheered up, because I know what a sook he can be sometimes. And then when I was scrolling through Facebook last night, I saw this on my newsfeed...
Made me so happy! This was on the school facebook page, just got to love that modern technology!!
So after I knew he was happy again, I could relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of only having one child at home :) And it has been so very peaceful, and very quiet. And I can't wait until my boy comes home tomorrow, even if it means my peace will be shattered :) :)
Hope you're having a great week!
Posted by Samantha Hauzer at 9:14 PM