Last weekend Bean went on her first Brownies trip away which was a suprisingly emotional day for me. She was going to be gone from 7am to 6pm and travelling on a coach which mostly older brownies for at least 2 hours each way. I was so excited for her as I knew that she would have an amazing time and yet I was really worried that she would be so far away and that she would be ok.
Luckily one of the mums from school is a Rainbows leader and she was going with them so that reassured me a lot but I still didn’t get much sleep at all the night before and cried bucket loads before she went. She just looked so big and grown up in her uniform and was so excited for her adventure.
Of course she was fine (well – there was a small incident where she hurt her foot and was treated by St John’s Ambulance) but she came back ok and bouncing about the fantastic day she had. I was so grateful to everyone who went with her and looked after her and so glad that she is a really quite sensible 7 year old and remembered to put her suncream on so she didn’t come back burnt to a crisp!
Here is my big little girl having the time of her life!