Today I sent my eldest child (he’s 10,well nearly 11, in a weeks time) off to his first ever school camp. I’m a nervous wreck & I’m so out of sorts. I think it’s because I wasn’t there to share this “first” with him & it was a very rushed goodbye as I was working & my husband took him to school. Also to make matters worse he come down with the terrible cough we all had only a few days before hand & he doesn’t tolerate being sick well. I really didn’t think I could send him,however I did see him “suck it up” & be brave. Also he’s quite un-cordinated & always needs help to do buttons up etc as his fine motor skills aren’t that great either. Lots of OT etc have helped.He’s had a few sleep overs at my sister-in-laws but rarely spends time away from us. I know I have to let the apron strings go & let him be more independant but I’m worried I can’t be there for him if he needed me. Have other MoMs experienced the same emotions or am I neurotic?

Posted by damish70, 2nd July 2014

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  • go of the apron strings


  • good nice story


  • We teach them fly… then we cross our fingers when they take their first big leap. Have faith.


  • I think it’s great you care so much. I often get accused of babying my girls but I figure they’ll be grown up soon enough!


  • I’m the same my eldest son is 18 and I still worry about him just as much as I do about my 4 year old son.
    I don’t think mums will ever stop that feel of “are they ok” “what are they up to”
    I think I text my 18 year old at least 5 times during the day just to say hope he’s enjoying work and to see how he’s going.


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