To England with Grandma for a month. His first plane trips (Orlando to Newark, Newark to Heathrow or Gatwick, I forget which) his first long stay away from home, his first trip outside the US.
Will he remember to brush his teeth? Will they let him take on two carryon luggage pieces? What if he gets separated from Grandma? Will he get to do everything he wants to do? Will he have enough money? What if the plane crashes? :eek:
We’ve drilled into his head the MANDATORY gifts he MUST buy are for Grandma (for taking him) and his great uncle and aunt (for putting them up). He must not go anywhere without Grandma or Uncle or Aunt. He must not buy anything without consulting them. Grandma will hold onto his passport.
Sigh. He’s going to have a blast. I’m so happy my MIL decided to take him. But he’s gone a month and I’m going to miss him. And I’m going to worry about him.
When he goes off to college I’m going to be a nervous wreck, but at least he can call home.
Have a wonderful time, sweetie. Don’t forget to write in your diary and remember to put your retainer back in your mouth after eating. And ask before taking a shower (I heard Uncle has to turn on the hot water heater) And ask before looking for a snack (I’m sure they’re unused to having a 16 year old growing boy around.) And keep your wallet in your front pocket. And…