He is so excited, and so am I .......but I'm worried too.
I really want him to go and have the experience, I know that playing football in Italy against teams from all over the world is a thrilling idea to him, I know there are 17 adults going to supervise the 15 kids, I know he is confident, independant and capable and that he has no worries at all about going without me....but I still worry.
He's only 13 years old. I'm always there to look after him (or his dad is).
But not this time.
But then that's our job as a parent isn't it?.....to prepare them to leap into the big wide (and sometimes dangerous) world without us. And to gradually let go when they're ready.
If he didn't want to go I would be even more worried.
Here they are with their new strips for the tournament sponsored by a local Italian Restaurant.
Mine is the tall one with the curly hair at the back!
Ready to go!