My daughter grew so much socially last summer. She made friends and relayed gossip about what counselors were dating! It was amazing! My daughter couldn't wait to go back. She looked forward to it all year.
Yesterday was her first day back! She had a good time, but it fell a little bit short of expectations. For me, that is. My daughter's counselor didn't seem as great as the counselor last year. Actually, all the counselors didn't seem as good to me. The kids in my daughter's group all seem to know each other already so my daughter didn't really click with anyone. Also, my poor daughter couldn't pass the swim test, so she has to swim in the shallow water while most of the other kids can hang out in the deep end. At least she can go on the water slide!
The thing is, my daughter had a blast today. I'm the one with the issues. I think things are just not as great the second time doing them. I have a tendency to build things up in my head so much that they're sure to fail to live up to expectations. I'm sure the counselors are all really great, I just need to get to know them better!
My daughter showed a great attitude and was flexible when things didn't go her way. She's determined to have a great time at camp. I know she will.
I have to follow her example!