So, my son went off to a leadership conference for a week and I don't like it at all.
I think he is having a great time, and believe me when I tell you I am so happy that he is. It makes it so much easier. BUT, I miss him so much.
I think what I miss the most is knowing about his life, who he is hanging out with, who he is meeting and what he is feeling.
This feels like practice for college.
I'm OK with this only because I know he is coming home in a week. How will I feel when this is the real thing.
He wasn't able to bring his computer with him, so I connect only through a few text messages and a some really short phone conversations.
I just had to stop writing because I received a text from Kyle. I can see it now, my world revolving a few short semi-sentences. I hear my phone signal a text and I get so excited. Here comes anther one...my heart races as I type. PAUSE.
I love his texts. Like him, they make me smile.
He is at a college campus with 1,000 boys from all over the state. The conference is called Boys' State. He is definitely stepping out of the Northern California bubble he has lived in and it seems like he is sucking the marrow out of this experience.
I am proud of him. That is when I'm not bugging Will because now that Kyle is away he gets all my attention. And this week seems to be a week of unhealthy obsession. And poor Will is the object of my obsession. He laughs at me but I can tell I'm starting to really bug him.
I think when Kyle finally goes off to college, Will is going to miss him even more than me. I mean, can you imagine all the unhealthy attention this poor kid is going to have to handle?
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