teasing out the details

Day one ended the way it began, with tears on the bus. I waited in line to collect her and just as I got to the front of the line, they were bringing her down teary-eyed. She leapt into my arms and I gave her a reassuring "it's ok, day one is hard." She was calm by the time we got to the car and gave a quiet, "yeah," when I asked if she wanted to go back the next day.

We slowly, and I mean slowly, teased out the details of her day. "how were the counselors?" "good, I don't remember their names, but one had hair that went like this." okay. sigh.

The day seems to have gone like this.

Cabin to unpack the largest backpack ever carried by a five year old (I have a better plan for next Monday when she will need to do the big schlep again)
Removal of swimsuit because of the storms
Yoga (!!)
Lunch ("I ate it all!)
Story time ("I used the turtle towel")
Playground (I think they must have a teepee setup, but she is calling it an igloo)

In there somewhere were two snacks; apple with pretzels and OREOS, which she just loves.

She learned the "awesome song" and kept trying to spell it out, A-W-E-S-O-M-E, all night. I kissed her goodnight, pushed her curls off her forehead, and there it was "A-W-E-S-O-M-E."

Not a tear this morning, she is psyched to swim, thrilled to be cooking this afternoon. We are adjusting to another new normal on many fronts, but somehow getting it done. I can't wait to hear what today brings, but I'm hoping I'll have to do a bit less teasing to get some details.

1 comment:

  1. I imagine you must be so torn between pride at watching your little girl grow up and some sorrow that she's not such a baby anymore.