This morning I took Sophie off to a four-day sleep-away Aikido Camp. Two and a half weeks ago I dropped Erin off in Calgary for her music programs in Alberta and Quebec. And Fiona had decided it was time for a second sleepover at Grandma's.
Between the time I dropped Sophie off (9:00 a.m.) and picked Fiona up (9:40 a.m.), I had only one child living at home. Noah was still in bed, of course, so he didn't notice he was sisterless. But still, it was rather amazing. Each of my girls had managed to find the exact right size of the away-from-home adventure that suited her.
Fiona's first sleepover at her Grandma's was what prompted the purchase of the lovely Hanna Andersson backpack she's sporting above (they're on sale again as I type). It fit all her essentials, including her newly-purchased iPod nano and all her books and clothes. As usual she packed herself and did a great job. She's carrying Blokus, a family game that she really enjoys. It was a very successful adventure.