The children are safely off to camp. Anand got ready cheerfully enough, but when we were there, signing in, looked up at me and said, “Mommy, I’m a little nervous.” I gave him a hug, and Kavya, who is possibly the best big sister in the world, immediately swung into happy chatter about how much she’d loved this camp, and took him to see the playground, and the room where he puts his backpack and they play board games, and by the end of that, he went off with his counsellor calmly enough. He should have a good day.
Then I took Kavi to her camp (they’re separated by age), and she jumped out of the car and was immediately greeted by two counsellors, “Kavya! Do you remember me?” She clearly didn’t quite, but tried to make them feel better about it. And then she was off, chattering away.
That was the start I needed to my morning — sweet babies, heading into a bright future. We will make it so. We must.