Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dinner on the Grounds

Our son is making last minute preparations for another long road trip with his buddies. So, he decided to visit his parents (a rare event, to be sure) for dinner before he leaves.
The cynics among us may think he stopped by hoping to get some road trip cash, but he didn’t ask. Maybe his mom slipped him some folding money, but I’m not aware of it.
As he approaches his 21st birthday, it’s interesting to observe his development. He mentioned during the course of the conversation that he has noticed his relationship with us changing. Not his words, but it’s more adult-to-adult. That’s a good thing. It’s also good that he sees it.
We sat on the patio at a popular local bistro and had it all to ourselves. So, we were completely relaxed and open. His visits are so infrequent that the conversation proved to be wide-ranging. He seems to be forming a solid plan for his intermediate future. Whether I think it’s a good plan is irrelevant. At least he has one.
Once he returns from this week’s trip, he has plans to visit his sister at TCU. It will be the first time he’s seen her in months. For some reason, the idea that they will spend time together on their own makes me happy.
You know, worrying about your kids can be a major distraction. I’m awfully distracted these days.
Can somebody help me find my focus?

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