Drop off: CHECK
Monday, I got a less-than-ideal amount of sleep, got my run in, and drove A&C to their Monday-to-Friday sleep away! This is week #1 of 3 BUT most likely the only drop off, because our neighbor (very conveniently) happens to work right near camp, and his daughter is in A’s bunk!
It was kind of a hard morning/day, as I had moved my earliest patients to mid-day (so minimal break time). But you know what?! I survived, and it was okay.
Some days are just going to be a little bit hard, and it’s all relative anyway. My hardest day is probably someone else’s easiest, and vice versa.
Most importantly, drop off went pretty well. I was anxious (this kind of logistical challenge always makes me anxious) but it was pretty calm and organized enough. Neither kid seemed too phased when I left — probably in part because last year they were away a whole month, and this time it’s basically FOUR DAYS (x3).
Both in length and in other ways, I think this camp experience will be VERY different than last year – not necessarily a positive or negative, but I’ll be interested to hear from the kids (via letter or . . on Friday) how they compare the two. I’m hoping they find a camp that they love and want to return to year after year, but I suppose it’s also fine if they want to keep trying different things.
G will be doing gymnastics camp. She is EXTREMELY excited for the extra 1:1 time . . .
Honestly, I’m really looking forward to the next several weeks! Or months, really. Sometimes everything feels like a slog. Other times, everything feels like an opportunity and a gift. Life has its challenges. There are things I could dwell on that aren’t perfect, of course. But on the whole, I feel like I’m in one of those upswing times. I feel grateful and lucky to be getting to do things, from a sticky and humid run to a busy work day to bedtime stories with G.
Nice to appreciate that because sometimes when I’m on the other side it’s hard to remember what this feels like. Maybe I should bookmark this post.
NEW PLANNER ALERT: Archer & Olive just released some intriguing-looking items for 2024. I am sad that they didn’t put a dot grid or hour markings on their vertical planner (especially since they do dot grid so well!). For me, this is a dealbreaker but otherwise they look lovely!