I suppose I've gotten used to Allyson doing all the 'big kid' stuff. Camp. School events (without me). Field Trips. Sleepovers. She's on the go most of the time.
But now I am trying to embrace throwing Emily into that mix. This morning was her first day at girl scout camp. She has been counting down the days for a week. But this morning, as we got dressed to leave, she snuggled up in my arms and with giant huge crocodile tears declared she didn't want to go unless I was there. And that she was scared. So scared.
Obviously I offered to keep her here forever and ever and we'd read books and bake cookies and snuggle- but she wanted to go anyway.
And so at 7am we put that little bitty girl on that giant huge bus and sent her on her way.
And I am counting down the minutes until I can pick her up this afternoon at 4:15. I hope it is a super wonderful day for her. Dang, I miss her already.