How will he cope without me?

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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:

“Yeah”
“Whatever”
“I’ll be okay”
“Stop fussing”

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….

(This post also appears today at Mad Manic Mamas)

 

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  1. deer baby

    April 9, 2010 6:11 pm

    Oh I can relate to this. I'm like it when mine just goes for a sleepover.

    He'll have a great time. Maybe he could do a guest post 'Son's gone to….'

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  2. Victoria

    April 9, 2010 8:14 pm

    Oh I feel for you. I get nervous when my little ones go to parties on their own. But he'll have a great time, and you'll survive. Good luck.

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  3. Trish @ Mum's Gone to...

    April 10, 2010 12:24 pm

    Thanks for all the comments – all you mums know how I feel!
    @deerbaby – I think that's a fab idea to ask him to do a guest post. That will be something I can start nagging about as soon as he comes home.

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