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A Letter to My Brave Boys

I am in awe of you two.

A few weeks ago, you started summer camp for the first time. I was nervous about putting you in camp because I remember being terrified of it when I was little. My separation anxiety was pretty intense when I was your age. Thankfully, neither of you inherited it. You got Daddy’s self-assuredness gene instead.

You seem to have the opposite of separation anxiety. Is separation confidence a thing? When I dropped you off at camp on the first day, I was expecting extra hugs and goodbye waves and maybe a timid glance from you as I walked out the door. Nope. I don’t think you even noticed me leaving. I watched as you ran off to introduce yourself to kids you didn’t even know and I was so proud. Baffled, but proud.

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