When my daughters were younger they liked the show Seventh Heaven. It was a mom and dad with seven kids. As the kids grew into teens, the drama became more serious. The conversations sounded exhausting.
I feel like those are the kinds of conversations going on at our house these days. With two college students and three teen boys (1 with RAD and 1 one healing from RAD) the serious conversations go on throughout the day and evening.
So why was I blindsided? I wasn't paying attention. Taz and Bear have been acting out loud and long the last couple of today's and today it really escalated.
I am now at Panera Bread with an orange scone, a cup of coffee and my laptop. I present my paper in Human Growth I class tonight and then it is over. I have Ethics in Counseling tomorrow night and then my summer begins.
BUT today Dancer went back to camp after a long weekend at home. Tomorrow Fish leaves on a two week swim meet and then missions trip. I should have seen this coming a mile away but I have been going from long conversation to long conversation and missed it. Taz and Bear have gone into full "fear of abandonment" mode. And I just now realized this is what is going on. Some days are just like that. Tomorrow the talk will turn to reassurance, commitment and fear. Never, never, never quit!