Girls Weekend

Brooks, Spencer and Craig are camping out at Big Bend for a few days. They left on Friday. Today is Tuesday and they return tomorrow. I didn’t think I would ever say this, but I’m ready for them to come home. I really miss them.

While they were preparing to leave, all I could think about was organizing around the house, relaxing and watching movies because Sabra goes to bed at 7, whereas Spencer often lets Brooks stay up until 8. Long story short, we never have enough time to watch entire movies. So I watched more movies over this long weekend than I’ve seen all year. And it was great, but one of those movies happened to be Boyhood, part of which is filmed at Big Bend, and it made me realize the following:

1. Brooks will grow up. He will have crushes and bad haircuts and one day leave for college and life and then I will have to face myself.

2. This both thrills and terrifies me.

3. I want our family to camp and spend more time in the western wing of this gorgeous state.

4. I miss my husband-the one who won’t actually be moving out and moving on-and I want to invest more in our marriage. We need more date nights and time together where we don’t talk about the kids. We need to be us, because one day it will just be us.

Again, this is thrilling and terrifying.




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