Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Camp (To Go or Not to Go - That is the Question!)

Camp is in five days.

Last year, I sent our oldest daughter to overnight for the first time while youngest daughter stayed in day camp for a final year. It was so hard to do and I had a ton of anxiety and worry when I picked up youngest daughter by herself at the end of each day.

No oldest daughter for an entire week.

I cried.  A lot!

But we got through it and both daughters had a blast and are very excited to go back in five days.

Which is great because youngest daughter, at the ripe old age of 8, is beyond excited for her first overnight this year.

I think I am feeling OK with sending both girls too, mostly because I see how they love it.

My Naturally Sweet Husband is a mess. Last night he announced, "I don't want them to go".

And I don't think he was joking. 

But go they must.  Camp, no matter how painful for us as parents, is ultimately the best thing for two little girls living with type 1 diabetes. 

Not only is the entire week kids first, diabetes second....

it is also a week of everyone living with diabetes while being kids.

I'll post an update as the time nears.....just send that big guy some positive thoughts to help him get through this.

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