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!

6 comments:

Olga Day said...

Oh Sam, I have tears in eyes just reading your post...I hope Jack has a great time and comes home very soon...Jamie goes on his first camp in two weeks and I am already fretting, he is only in grade 3 and I cant stand to think of him being away from home for 3 days..Hugs to you..xxx

Michelle said...

I am glad he is having fun!! It is a big deal when they forget those things. To give you a good chuckle, my hubby bought himself one of those lamps for when he is working in small, dark areas (he had to do some rewiring of some electric at his father's house in the attic - dark and he needed both hands to work). He loves that thing!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

I know just what you mean Sam! I miss my guys so much when they are away on camp despite the fact that when they are back there is more noise & more mess than I can handle! Thank Goodness for Facebook!!

Diane said...

That's so good of the teacher to put that photo on your f/b - using technology for personal well being is definitely a good use of the internet.

Al Hannah said...

Wow Grade 6 huh Sam? It's hard when they go away - I remember. I still don't like it when they go on school camp! How cool that it went on to the school FB page for you to see? Love that idea :)

Lizzy Hill said...

PHEW!!! As a parent you live their highs & lows & sometimes feel sooo helpless to help them...hope you think of something 'special' for him to use that torch - you know, midnight walk through the bush or house:):):) And BTW...saw your circle ticket LO over at SS...LOVE that idea:):)

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