I was going to sit down last night and write a post about the airport scene. I thought for a couple of hours what I wanted to write: about how the kids were so excited to get on the plane and how the parents were nervous and crazy. (Well, really just me.) I was going to write some tearjerker thing about being proud of Carson and proud of myself for keeping my emotions in check most of the time until they began their walk toward Security.
I was gonna write all that, but then it just got too late and I was exhausted and too busy watching the little plane inch along on Flight Aware.
So, too late for that post now, I want to skip to the fun stuff!
Carson has arrived and is safely with his host family! We Skyped with him this morning and he looks great...not tired but I know he is because he said he only slept for an hour (which could actually be 30 minutes or three hours, doesn't really matter). He said he got to sit by his BFF and that they had a croissant on-board. I'm sure they fed them more than that, and if not he had quite a buffet in his backpack.
He has his own room at his host family's house, and he proudly showed me a bookshelf where he "organized his stuff." He said there's a window in his room that he can open like a door. (And it's a beautiful sunny day there today which just added to the whole feel-good scenario.)
I met his host mom, who is so sweet and continues to apologize for her shaky English. I told her it was perfect. (I've also asked her to speak French to Carson as much as possible.)
This afternoon they were taking him to a park and then I hope he'll be able to stay awake until bedtime.
So here we go...the countdown to October 18 begins!