So I just realized that I only have a week left with Matthew home! He'll be leaving on the 5th for his almost 5 week trip to Florida. Now, for the last 8 days Lucas and I will also be down there. Even Eric is coming this year but unfortunately he can only stay for four days.
I know he'll have a ton of fun, but I'm still having trouble letting him go. Again. Last year we went down to visit my mom for a week and lucky Matthew stayed for an additional two weeks before my mom brought him home. This year she's bringing him down first and we'll bring him home.
I feel like I'm missing his entire summer vacation, but really what can I offer him? Mima has a pool, a dog, chickens, an RV park on a lake where he can fish and boat. A basketball hoop in the driveway. She even found a bike for him at a yard sale because he was upset about not being able to bring his bike down there. In the meantime, I'll be adjusting to a vastly different work schedule than we're all used to; I'll probably be too tired to do much of anything with poor Lucas this summer.
And I know he'll be well cared for! I have no concerns in that department at all. I'll just miss him! And Lucas will miss him! And daddy will miss him! And he'll be too busy to even call us more than twice a week.