I don’t know which is worse for a parent -having your child go on a vacation
with friends for Spring Break or having him or her come home.
On one hand I spend their week away worrying about all the possible scenarios that could happen on a vacation and every possible thing that can go wrong. Bonfire on the beach? A race to the hospital for burns. Learning how to trapeze? A fall and an injury requiring medical attention.
On the other hand, having my kid come home doesn’t feel much better. Now I have to negotiate with someone who has been on their own at school and used to their own timetable. I’m looking at a closed bedroom door until 2:00 pm -apparently the usual time to wake up. I’m trying to sleep at 2:00 am, wondering when I will hear the door open.