The answer is clear: sign up to chaperone!!!!!
I only have the one kid so he's doomed, I think. :) If I can't keep it together when he leaves on the bus the first day of school, however am I going to let him GO AWAY for an entire weekend? ACK!Yeah -- he definitely should go. Washington is such an amazing place, and he will have so much fun. :)
I would let him go. And send him off with a smile. And cry the whole time he was gone. Man, they grow up fast.
I'm sure he'll be just fine... but I like Mep's advice - go as a chaperone!!! Even if you cant - I'm sure there will be wonderful people there that will watch your son. What a memory making moment for him! I never have been to Washington DC but hear all the time of schools taking kiddos - & it sounds WONDERFUL! What a time for your son to see what a young man he's growing into... a little independence. Cant be a bad thing - right? We'll sulk with you the whole time he's gone!
It will be SO HARD putting him on that bus, but you know that he'll love that trip! And what a great experience to have at that age.I still can't believe that my parents put me on a plane to Mexico with 8 other girls and 2 adult chaperones when I was in the 9th grade. Boy, do I have stories from that trip! BTW, DC is a much better idea than Mexico. LOL!
My son has one foot out the door already. He is my go getter. I would definitely want to chaperone, though. Washington is so big and scary! I'm no help, I know. Sorry.
I am crazy over-protective. Next year will come Caitlyn's desire to go on her Senior class trip. No, she will not be allowed to go. She is also not allowed to go away to school right away. I watch too much news and have too many fears.If he wants to go that badly, perhaps you could go along and be a chaperone? But, don't let my fears stop you for letting him go. Really. Don't.
Girl you just got to "let go"!Take it from me, it is NEVER going to be easy no matter how old they are! I cried all Christmas day 'cause I didn't get to talk with Meg or share Christmas with her...she was living it up in Belgium!It's OK to be protective, but don't be overly so....give them room to stretch and breathe and become the young adult they are bound to become. It'll be alright, momma! Let him go and experience this!!!
Oh I guess I should have told you that Tori went to SPace Camp in the 5th grade for 4 days...without me...and Meg went to New York in the 10th grade....you know where she is now.
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