Gathered at the Los Angeles airport, leaving for Germany, through France. The kids are excited, but nervous. Just like their parents. So many life skills to be learned on this trip. Props go to the parents who've already taught their kids. Those kids are less worried, and excited to practice them. They were, for example, excited to check in at the ticket counter, whereas the others seemed terrified.
Weird too, to be that "responsible adult" who is taking them to another country. Lol.
The responsible adult.
My, how life moves into different phases, seen only through the opposite end of a lense. I went on a trip to Europe in high school and remember how chaotic it was at times. Now I'm chaperoning a Europe trip with teenagers. And a six year old.
Fingers crossed. Here we go.