Our suitcases have gotten a work-out the past month.
With my niece’s wedding and our annual family reunion almost back to back – I didn’t even get the suitcases back in the attic before we needed them again.
As soon as we got back from the reunion – Angel Girl had just enough time to wash her clothes and repack them before leaving on an epic adventure with three cousins.
Yes. My baby girl flew on an airplane and is spending a week exploring the Magic Kingdom far, far away.
And she’s having a wonderful time.
I do get a daily text.
“Magic Kingdom, lots of rides!”
“We’re in line to meet Anna and Elsa!”
Meanwhile – back at the farm – we were busy getting Buddy packed up for his week in South Dakota at Teen Pact Survival.
While his sister is hobnobbing with Mickey and Goofy, he will be in the Black Hills dressed in camo, sleeping in a sleeping bag and learning survival skills.
And loving it.
But I’m just thankful he had something to pack!
Would you believe that he outgrew almost all of his jeans over the summer? Talk about a growth spurt!
So yes, I am that mother who ran to town the day before he left frantically buying her son new socks, undies, and jeans. 🙂
And now, with my children in different parts of the country – I am that mother with a very quiet house – temporarily, at least.
Am I feeling left out on this adventure thing? Oh no.
I didn’t put my suitcase away yet either.
Jan and I have a 25th anniversary trip in the works.
Our turn is coming – soon! And my suitcase is ready and waiting!
But for you – I’m enjoying the quiet – because I know it won’t last long!