Son #1 jumping the wake & doing a "grab"
Our eldest son left last night to go out West to the college town where he lives. My husband and I drove him to the airport. We had packed early yesterday morning, the end of our vacation on the lake. The end of vacation and our son's leaving made it a doubly difficult day. To spend a carefree time with the people you most love in the world, well, there's nothing to replace it.
As a family, we discussed all that and how lucky we are to have our health, to have a ski boat, to be able to rent a lake cottage, to bring our family together. We had wonderful weather, only one day of rain, and we took that day to go to the movies together and see "Inception" on the big screen. I don't recommend it. "Matrix" is better. But I digress.
While there is much bickering amongst the four of us, there is much camaraderie as well. I had a talk with son #1 and he reminded me he's been out of the house five years now. He was 18 when he left for college and he hasn't moved back. I'm proud of him. I'm also proud he tries very hard not to rely on us for money when he's low. He's making his way as a man now and he reminded me to treat him as such. Hard task when Mamma has her boys together and falls back into the old patterns. I can't deny it.
Son #2 doing a 360 on a wakeboard
#2 son leaves in a month for a beach city in Florida. We'll miss him very much. However a peaceful time is coming for us, sans children. We are ready for the separation. He is too and I think he'll be most happy by the sea.