I never went to a summer camp as a child but always wished I could have gone. My main concern in sending my little guy to camp is him being homesick.
We've been looking into sending him to an awesome camp called Camp Huawni.
(It is located in beautiful part of East Texas.)
Although after talking it over with my mom, she clued me into something I hadn't thought about.
She said "Are you sure it's not YOU who will be homesick for HIM?"
Hmmmm..in other words, are my feelings of overprotection being projected onto him (he seems a little apprehensive in going away to camp)? I had to think long and hard about this.
I feel that since he's the youngest, my baby, and that my older son will be gone as well, I may be afraid of being lonely without the two of them.
I've never been away from them for more than a week's time and even then it was hard on me.
When I asked my little guy how he feels when Dad and I are away for a weekend or mini vacation he said "I'ts great without you guys!!"
He then proceeded to tell me about the fun he has with his big sister or grandma whenever we are away.
He also told me of the fun he has making new friends and playing with them.
I guess, it's been me all this time being apprehensive about summer camp.
All it took was for me to mention it to my mother and the kid himself.
This post is part of a six month series on posts about summer camp, sponsored by Camp Huawni.
Camp Huawni is not compensating me for mentioning them but may provide product(s), services, in return for a blog mention. All opinions are my own and I am not influenced by them.