Dear son leaves tomorrow for BC at Great Lakes. He's 26 and has been out of the house for a few years so I thought I'd get to skate by on all the separation anxiety. But no. It's amazing how you don't feel the need to talk with your adult kids every single day, but when you can't, you feel like they're 13 again. Threw him a going away party last evening, it was great. He gave things away (like his favorite leather bomber jacket) to his nephew and niece as if he were going off to die. THAT is a little unnerving. But he's dealing with his apprehension and stress in his own way, I suppose. I will continue the "you're going on a great life adventure" facade to him and come here to fall apart, if that's alright with all of you. Thanks for having me. I promise not to be a pest.
Wow, where do you live that you got her box already? Just take it day by day, hour by hour if you have to. No news is good news. It's only two months. She can do anything for two months. ;)
Awe! I will be here falling apart as well!
Melissa-Well it hasn't even been 1 week, so I feel your pain. I can't get used to the house being so quiet. I am so used to hearing him laughing and now it is so eerie. Have you gotten The Box yet? Where did he ship out from?
That is so funny! My son is also 26. He's already been on his own and survived quite well. He has been living with us most of the time since college. Now that he's gone, my husband and I hafta figure out whose gonna do the dishes every nite after dinner, unload the dishwasher, keep up with the laundry, mow the lawn.....
I did our first food shop today without purchasing the "normal" amount of fruits, veggies, eggs, nuts, etc....
Wrote some of the first part of a letter to him earlier this evening.