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Thankful Thursday

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know my son left yesterday morning for a three-day, two-night field trip with about 70 other classmates (3rd, 4th, 5th graders). They're doing Lewis and Clark studies on the Oregon coast. My husband was supposed to go on the trip, also, to be a chaperone and work on the chuck wagon. :-)

But he got sick at the last minute, and couldn't go. So we had to let our son out of our sight for three days! Which we're not good at doing. He's an only child - yes, we know - he's waaaay too important to us. (Heh.)

Anyway, he called last night on his "Tent Parent's" cell phone.

I tried to restrain my wild joy. "Hi, honey! How are you?"

Son: Tired.

Me: Yeah? Did you guys do a lot today? Was it fun?

Son: It was tolerable.

(Bahahahaha! Tolerable.)

Me: What did you have for dinner?

Son: Buffalo stew.

Me: (gagging silently) "Really? How was it?"

Son: Pretty good. Maybe it was elk?

Me: Wow.

Boy in background: Who are you talking to?

Son: (to boy) My mom.

Boy in background: Why did you call her?

Son: Because I wanted to talk to her.


Thankful we have only thirty-six hours to endure before our sun is back in its rightful place in our universe.

(Yes, I know, we're pathetic.) (Perhaps after his teen years, we will be eager to send him to an out-of-state college.)


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May. 21st, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
I bet we'll be the same when MrD is older. We already have a hard time giving him up to babysitters - we've only done it twice, and both times it was to my own parents (who adore him almost as much as we do and are very good with babies) and yet we STILL both freaked out! Go you for being brave and not letting him hear your real reaction to the buffalo stew. ;)
May. 21st, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
He is too cute.

I'm the same way, and I have two of them, so I don't think it's an only child thing. G would probably starve on a trip like that, and I would be worrying about it the WHOLE time. So is it bad that I'm actually thankful our schools don't seem to do any kind of outdoor school thing?
May. 21st, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
**High Five!**
I totally get it.
May. 21st, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
I was pretty sure our son wouldn't eat a thing on his first science camp trip. He managed. He had a GREAT time and came back changed in some undefinable, but really good way! Also an only, so I know what you're feeling, but these things are amazing for them.

Son would NEVER have eaten buffalo. Or elk.
May. 21st, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
It is tolerable, I suppose, but not enough to tempt him.

How sweet that he wanted to talk to you!
May. 22nd, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
May. 22nd, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
I knew you'd get it. :)

Is he home tonight?
May. 22nd, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
In approximately ten hours.

May. 21st, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
Kelly beat me to it! I was going to say that your son talks like Mr. Darcy!

May. 22nd, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
*icon love*
May. 21st, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
I'd have a very hard time doing that, as well (and we have two kiddos, so it's not just an 'only-child' thing, heh). Hope the time goes quickly!
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May. 22nd, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
I knew I recognized him from somewhere!
May. 21st, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
I just fell in love with your son.

In a mom way. Not an icky scary way.

I mean...

You know.

He is sweet.

May. 22nd, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
I know what you mean.

It's the same way I feel about E.
May. 22nd, 2009 09:37 am (UTC)
My kids are both going to sleepaway camp for a week in July. I'm looking forward to it . . . so far.
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