Yep . . . my little lady, Addi (8 yrs old) left this morning on a bus with her 3rd grade Waldorf class to spend 5 days at Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent, NY . . .
A place where children experience a working farm and, through active participation, learn practical skills, develop social relationships, and gain a deeper sense of self and relationship to nature.
Her sister, Morgan, went 3 years ago and just LOVED it!
This morning I told Addi – “I had soo many tears when Mo left for her trip, but I’m totally fine and tear free for you leaving today”. She said, “Mom, that didn’t sound so nice”. I had to back peddle and say “I will still miss you just as much as I did Morgan, but I’m growing as a mother and I am now understanding that it’s more about YOU gals, and NOT about me”! She chuckled and gave me her sweet eye roll!
Anyway – Yippee for her independence . . . and Yippee for ME holding back my tears and “letting her go”!
Till I tear again!