Just dropped difficult child

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Wiped Out, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    off for his first day of day camp!:allalonesmile::allalonesmile::hapydancsmil::jumphappy:

    It is incredibly quiet here; easy child/difficult child is sleeping, husband is at a class. It feels so peaceful. Why do I still feel a twinge of guilt for sending him to camp? Oh well, I'll get over it; I know it is good for him too!
  2. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Day camp? or all week??
    If it's a day camp, you'll know at the end of the day how it went... and if it went even half-decent, then you can ditch the guilt for the rest of the week. JMO, of course...
  3. TeDo

    TeDo Guest

    I'm with IC. Take advantage of the quiet time when you can and if he's getting what he needs, there is no guilt so tell that twinge to get out of your head!!!
  4. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Woo hoo!!!!
  5. StressedM0mma

    StressedM0mma Active Member

    Yay! difficult child has been going to horse day camp almost all summer. It has been so nice. And, it keeps her on a schedule. The peace and quiet is nice. The times she hasn't been at camp I have heard I'm bored more times than I can count.
  6. Oh don't feel guilty! This is a chance for you to recharge your batteries. We all need that sometimes, whether we get a day, a weekend or a week - we NEED to take it whenever we can in order to continue parenting our difficult child's.
  7. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

  8. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    Nope....No way....No guilt...... Time for you.
  9. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    He had a great time and is even looking forward to tomorrow because they are going to play laser tag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    Laser Tag? I want to go!
  11. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Guilt?! Omg, I remember that feeling....and then getting over it on the way home as I suddenly realized the sweet taste of freedom!

  12. Bunny

    Bunny Guest

    Do NOT feel guilty! I know that I jump for joy on those rare times when I am difficult child-free! Enjoy the quiet time. I hope that he enjoys his time at camp.
  13. lovelyboy

    lovelyboy Member

    Glad he enjoyed it!
    You know....we are so used to feeling stressed, that I think sometimes we might even feel guilty just to experience some kind of normality!
    Enjoy the time with the rest of your family! :)
  14. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks Ladies! The guilt is gone. It has been so quiet and peaceful around here-so unusual.