Tomorrow my lovely 14 year old son will leave me for a whole week. His first trip abroad without us, skiing with the school in Italy.
The conversations I have had lately with him are inevitably one-sided as I fret constantly about how he will manage without me there to cajole and nag.
This week I have mostly been saying:
"Remember to change your pants every day."
"Don't mix up the dirty and clean clothes."
"Eat up all your food, you'll need your energy."
"Brush your teeth...properly"
"Get plenty of sleep"
"Look after your money: keep your wallet hidden"
"Don't spend all your euros on rubbish."
"Make sure you use plenty of sun block"
"Is your iPod charged?"
"Have you got your camera?"
"Text me every day"
"Don't just text back 'ok' if I text you."
"Listen to the teachers"
"Listen to the ski instructor"
"Don't mess about on the slopes"
"Don't take your helmet off"
"Make sure you keep warm"
To all of this I have mostly been receiving the following replies:
"I'll be okay"
This is going to be a very long week and I will miss him so much. I'm sure he will manage fine. It's me I'm worried about....
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