Alright, almost eleven, but still our little boy.
What do you do when it's his first school trip?
You help him pack his bag and you check the list to make sure everything is in there. And then you check the list again and maybe just one more time.
Then you make a last minute luggage tag because all the cases have mum and dad's name on them, not his own. He's never needed his own because we've always been there.
And you make sure his iPod is charged because music always makes him happy.
Then you watch him get in the coach and see that he is braver than you are because he's calm and content. And you make sure they've driven down the road before he sees the tears in your eyes.
Then you wonder how to get through the week missing this piece of you.
And you do the thing that makes you calm and content too: sit and sew, enjoying the sunlight flooding the room when the forecast called for showers.
I hope your room is sunny too :)