Friday, July 3, 2009
She's Leaving, on a Jet Plane....
My young daughter is leaving tomorrow and will be very far away for 9 days. Her choir is going to a choir festival in St. Johns, Newfoundland. She is so excited.
At twelve years old, she is between child and teenager. Deciding to let her go was difficult. Deciding not to go with her was more so. I know she will be fine. She is smart, capable, and has travelled quite a bit for someone so young. There are responsible adults along. All details seem attended to.
She will be fine, but I will miss her so much.
To help prepare for this momentous trip, we did what women do. We went shopping and got pedicures.
First on the shopping list was a carry on size bag that did not look lame.
We found one, in orange, that she loves. It is safe to assume that neither her father nor brother will be borrowing it.
She also found a messenger bag that is perfect. It is attractive and sturdy, with lots of organization built in. Big enough to hold music and magazines, and even to stuff a sweater in when the weather warms up, but not too big that it feels weird to carry it all day.
And then, just for fun, I bought her a long silky scarf that looks amazing on her.
She will be fine, well equipped, with great looking feet, but I will still miss her so much.