Peter went to Boy Scout camp on Sunday. We packed a giant footlocker filled with all of the gear he would need for a week, loaded him up on a church bus, and waved goodbye as he headed off for a week of fun at Raven Knob.
He's been going to Raven Know since 1st grade when he was a Cub Scout. But Cub Scout camp is only three nights and Dan always went with him.
Boy Scout camp is a full week and Dan will be going but not until late Wednesday night.
I am a little nervous but I think it will be good for him.
He will be responsible for getting himself up in time for breakfast. He will be responsible for remembering to brush his teeth and put on his deodorant. He will be responsible for knowing what time all of his merit badge classes are and where they are. And he will be responsible for getting a shower without me there to "remind" him that he needs one every day.
Before he left, he actually asked me if he had to take a shower while he was gone. A shower...singular. As in one the entire week!
He was a little nervous on Sunday morning as we were getting everything packed up but as soon as we dropped him off, he found a friend and didn't look back. Well, at least, not until it was time to get on the bus. And then he came running up to me and gave me a giant hug.
I think he'll be fine.
I think we'll both be fine.