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Ben is coming home

Sunday, July 13, 2014

After 3 1/2 weeks at camp, then returning to his dad's house, my 13 yr old son will be coming home this afternoon/evening. I have not yet talked to his dad about what time they may arrive, but I do know that Ben wanted to go to Amtgard this afternoon, so they likely won't get on the road till 3 or 4 which would put them here between 4:30 and 5:30.

Although I am looking forward to him being home, I think it may be stressing me out a bit. Not sure what he will do to occupy his time during the week while I am at work. Talked to one of the other moms whose kid went to camp with Ben, and she said he had grown 3 inches and lost weight. I remember him coming home from camp last summer all slim and tan.

Oh, and I had a NSV last night. I WANTED to eat, but didn't NEED to eat, and I did NOT eat to try and fill whatever emotional void was going on. I am wondering if it is the stress of my son coming home. Even good stress is stress, and it does affect us.

So, I need to get off my duff, and get moving this morning. I slept in again, and although it felt great, I know it will be a challenge to get up on time tomorrow. Why do I do this to myself?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BROOKLYN_BORN 7/16/2014 12:45PM

    Nice job on the food resistance. Why do we do this to ourselves? Because we're human. You're not alone,

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    Way to go!

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KALIGIRL 7/14/2014 8:44AM

    Heard a great story this morning on NPR

Right foods can help us handle stress...

Good luck!

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KALIGIRL 7/14/2014 8:39AM

    Even good stress is stress - hope your reunion was a good one!

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HOLLYM48 7/13/2014 3:54PM

    I know it is hard but I love sleeping in so enjoy those days while you can. Congrats on not eating last night, that is awesome. Hard to overcome that want, even if you are not hungry!
Hang in there and enjoy your son's homecoming!

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DALID414 7/13/2014 2:41PM

    emoticon on the NSV

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1CRAZYDOG 7/13/2014 2:09PM

    Good job w/the eating (or rather NON-eating) last night.

Oh I remember my DS @ that age (he's 21, soon to be 22). It is worrisome when they have free time! Things that seem like a "good idea @ the time" aren't so good. I tried to keep him busy as much as possible. It's difficult when you work full time! Wishing you the best.

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/13/2014 12:23PM

    Way to go on resisting last night! Woo hoo!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/13/2014 11:59AM

    emoticon on last night's victory. Once he's home, I'm sure it will all sort itself out. Transitions are hard for most folks. emoticon Good luck and enjoy finding out all about his adventures at camp!

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49YEARSAWIFE 7/13/2014 10:30AM

    Wishing you the best.

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GEORGE815 7/13/2014 9:32AM

    Have a son named Ben too. Glad you are getting him back from camp!

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GABY1948 7/13/2014 9:31AM

    emoticon emoticon on the eating. I understand about the stress and as soon as I read this blog I also realized the hunger last night. But you got through it! Good for you!

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WDIPIM 7/13/2014 9:30AM

  God Bless

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