The first thing I want to get recorded is that Isaac said the following:
"When I go to college, you can call me any time AND you can buy me fun stuff to decorate my dorm room."
"Even fairy lights?"
"I'm not sure what those are, but sure."
That's apropos of how much we all miss Josh -- but of how I want us all to give him his space. To my annoyance, Neil, Isaac, and Elaine have all been guilty of telling him why don't you come home and visit already -- your mom misses you.
Here I am, the only one who went to parent orientation and who is trying to give him space being the reason everyone else is using to tell him to come home already. I've done some major chewing out around here. You'd think at least Neil would get it---he came home Friday and told me that Josh came by his office to get a clock and Neil told him his mom missed him and maybe he could come have dinner next weekend. NUTS! If Josh wants to come home for dinner, that's great, but right now I want him to have the space to do this college thing the way he wants to.
And, I want the freedom to tell friends and family I miss Josh without them calling him and telling him that and trying to lure him home --- thing is THEY all miss him too.
And in the midst of this missing is a tradition. The first weekend after school starts, we usually go to the church yard sales and the Lee Fair. The Lee Fair's venue moved a couple of years ago and it's lost its allure. But the church yard sales seem to get bigger and better every year.
I was so happy when I asked Isaac if he wanted to come and he said YES - even though that meant getting up early-ish for him on a Saturday. We picked up E and L -- and L was just advocating we get to the Lee Fair asap and skip the yard sales. E said I needed to rescheduled Isaac's haircut so that we could do everything and ---surprisingly, it was Isaac who said he just wanted to go to the yard sales and then get his haircut---and, of course, have lunch with me. Love my boy.
I found a beautiful silver arc/music box for a dollar and Isaac is adding it to his collection of pretty and cute and memory-packed knick-knacks.
We also got a heavy-duty bundt pan, a milk-glass bowl, and a water pitcher. Lily got a box of piano music and old sheet music. Elaine got eyeglasses for 10 cents that she thinks are 14K gold and that she can melt down for making jewelry.
And we had lunch at Youngs. That's when Isaac told me I could call him anytime at college. We'll see how that goes when the time comes. Today I'm grateful for his company.
Oh, yeah, and he got a great haircut that I haven't gotten a photo of . . . yet! Tomorrow is school photos day.
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