Allison asked last night, "When am I going to see my Mommy and Daddy?"
I said, "I think next week."
She thought for a minute, and then said, "I don't remember what they look like. I think my Daddy doesn't have a beard."
Can I just keep her?
That happened right at the end of the three-week stay in Texas. It's funny how she thought she had forgotten what we looked like. She was staying in houses where there are photos of us. When she finally got to see me, she ran up and gave me a big hug. Then she told me, "You feel good."
Taylor is old enough that he doesn't want to admit that he misses us. However, he spent a good portion of the afternoon leaning/lying on me while watching TV. It's not cool to miss Mom when you're almost 13. And, he sure doesn't want to admit that he needs Mom!
Katie is on the fence. She's a very relational person, so it's difficult to not admit that you miss Mom. But, on the other hand, she very much wants to be like her brother. And if he can pretend to not miss Mom, then so can she! She wanted to stay longer--by herself--but Scott told her that he missed her too much. That was enough consolation to bring her home with a good attitude.
No matter how old you are, a hug from Mom or Dad always feels good. Sometimes we're just too old or stubborn to admit it!