I realized how much more I needed to better prepare myself, my son and the people who would now be taking care of him on a daily basis. Prep for my daughter's allergies had been a cake walk. My son's allergies can be life-threatening. This was a bit different. Or was it?
What better way to really think things through than to remove yourself from the daily chaos of all other distractions. The chattering squirrels woke me in the morning. The stream lulled me to sleep. We saw constellations clearly by the full moon. We told stories and caught up on personal details we had missed in the busyness of the past few weeks. We went to bed way too late and slept in. And I slowed down. Finally.
Having children with food allergies can be overwhelming if one lets it be. But here we were, in the mountains far away if something happened. We were prepared for 3 days in the middle of nowhere. Benadryl and epipens. 3 days worth of our favorite allergy~friendly foods. We even had S'mores... OHHH, what a treat by the fire!
My mind returned to 'Back to school' thoughts.