Hi, All -
My sweet eldest ds came home from his freshman year away at college, during which we did some skype-ing and I felt close to him while he was away.
Now we are planning a cross-country road trip (me and my two ds) and he's only going reluctantly, because he does love the family we're visiting, but says he can't afford a vacation and if he could he would not take one with me. Which is true. So he is hoping that instead of coming back leisurely, touring, we drive straight home for 26 hours (don't worry, that won't happen exactly). The point is, I still love being around him and luckily his younger bro still enjoys my company, and I know that this is really fine and even healthy for older ds (if nothing else, it is who he is right now and there's nothing I can do about it). But I miss him, and I miss the time of being a real family together and I'm sad.
Today I asked how his day was at work and he said great, but he didn't want to talk and didn't want to eat supper with us, just needed some down time alone and would see me tomorrow.
Thanks for listening.