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My PFB is going on his first residential school trip tomorrow - for 2 nights!

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merlin Tue 13-Oct-09 18:09:59

Well, he is nearly 9 and very excited about it but I am consumed by worry about everything!!! Will he sleep OK, will he wear his coat, remember to brush his teeth? (No grin

He isn't even going with any of his close friends (they all went Mon!), but he doesn't seem bothered! Actually I'm very proud of him in that respect - his confidence hasn't always been that strong.

Ah and his little brother will miss him terribly too .......

JemintheGraveyardwithghouls Tue 13-Oct-09 18:14:26

He will be fine!

merlin Tue 13-Oct-09 18:18:05

Oh I know he will - but I can't help myself! I will be a sobbing wreck at the school gates tomorrow!!

ABetaDad Tue 13-Oct-09 18:23:27

He will be fine. DS1 went when he was 7. His brother dd not miss him. He just basked in the attention of two guilt ridden anxious parents.

For goodness sake, whatever you do, do not blub, fuss or even appear concerned in front of his mates. Indeed, drive in drop him and his bag and then run. When you get home, you are allowed to collapse in a heap of anxiety.

As for cleaning teeth..... well our DS1 was the only boy to have a shower at all in 3 days! [proud parent emoticon]

merlin Tue 13-Oct-09 18:31:22

Thanks Betadad - and yes well done to you son for the teeth cleaning!

Apparently my son's teacher has told them that they probably won't have time to wash!!!

merlin Tue 13-Oct-09 21:48:34

Bugger! He's been sleepwalking tonight - something he hasn't done for months.

He only does it when he is anxious or tired -
God, I was already fretting now I'm on the wine!!!

merlin Tue 13-Oct-09 22:14:54

Going to have to get into school tom before they go off on trip and let his teacher know he's been up and about tonight! Had already told her that he sometimes sleepwalks but hasn't done it for months!

fumanchu Tue 13-Oct-09 23:12:28

For god's sake!! he's not a baby - he'll be well looked after and have a great time. Don't be so self-indulgent - but do mention the sleep walking. You can bet others do it too, and those in charge will put him in the bottom bunk and have plans to deal with it, if it happens.

piscesmoon Wed 14-Oct-09 00:19:42

Don't whatever you do cry in front of him! It will be great-keep you worries to yourself. Everyone has them -the important thing is not to show it.

kreecherlivesupstairs Wed 14-Oct-09 08:54:24

My dd went on her school camp a couple of weeks ago. She departed with 8 clean pairs of knickers and came home with 7 clean pairs of knickers [vomit]. He'll have the time of his life just don't let him see you blub, as someone else said, do it at home or in the car.

merlin Wed 14-Oct-09 16:23:13

I wasn't being self-indulgent Fumanchu - just concerned for his safety and wellbeing.

inthesticks Wed 14-Oct-09 18:35:54

He will be fine. I have been there with both of my DSs.
Just a small tip for when he gets back, based on my experience of school trips and cub camps.
You will be desperate to see DS and hear all about his trip.
He will not have had much sleep and will be beyond tired and probably grumpy. Try not to expect him too much from him straight away.
Home, bath food then bed and he'll tell you all about it next day.

merlin Wed 14-Oct-09 18:40:24

Inthesticks thank you for your message.

Typical boy never tells me much anyway!!! Also we're off out to dinner in the evening so he can regale the GP's with his stories if he can stay awake!!

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