8am tomorrow morning the Science Olympiad Team heads to Raleigh for State Competition. 4 1/2 hours on a bus with 25 middle schoolers, overnight in a hotel and two days roaming a college campus. God bless teachers!
The kids will be fine, they will be busy competing and watching events. The teachers will deserve an extra gold star (or several) after this weekend. How fortunate we are to have teachers who willing give up weekends and family time to help our kids learn, grow, compete and flourish. Most of you know, mine is a science geek in the best of ways - he also happens to be a closet NC State fan (don't let all that Duke blue fool you - he's been a Pack member a loooong time).
How will mom fare? Hm, it's little man's first - overnight - without a family member or close friend involved. I'll worry. He won't think twice about it. Another growing up milestone comes to pass.