In the school district where we live, it’s that time of year. No, not Halloween stuff. The Washington buses roll again. This year 13.0 will be on board the buses this year, as her sister was two years ago.
As was the case two years ago, there’s a fine line to walk between parenting and letting my girl enjoy her three days away with the school.
From a safety perspective – the school has done just about all they can to assure parents (and kids) that the trip will be fun, educational and everyone will come home. But I think every parent has that little trepidation, right down to the rain in the forecast tomorrow as the buses pull out of the school parking lot just after 530 in the morning.
This rite of passage starts tonight with luggage drop off. Once that’s done, we’ll get up bright and early tomorrow morning and head to the school. 13.0 will have breakfast, lunch and snacks at the ready – and I’ll watched the Washington buses roll again. In the end, it’s a great experience for all of us (even 15.5).