Just another Sunday in our house.
A trip to Tim Horton’s, bacon and eggs, laundry and homework. Sunday.
Hey Grease is on! (So is Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
Throwing cookies in the oven.
Going for a drive, just to enjoy the sunshine.
Prepping for a fantastic Sunday dinner. (because there’s time!)
..and yet today was so different, too different.
I find myself distracted. Unable to concentrate on work. Flitting back and forth between meaningless household tasks. Constantly checking my cell phone. You see, one of my little birds has left the nest. Well, for a few days. My BlueEyed Girl is off on an adventure. Way down in Myrtle Beach at a National Cheer Competition with her team. She is having the time of her life. Soaking up the sun. Walking the boardwalk, hanging with girlfriends, posing for pics on the beach and shopping, shopping, shopping. Oh yes, competing too!
While I am thrilled that she is having “such a great time”. (quote bye the BlueEyed Girl that made my heart soar) Her absence leaves the house too still, too quiet and too…empty? The house feels….incomplete.
I am thankful for the amazing opportunities Cheer has given my girl, the friendships and the love; but I’m not yet ready to have one less bird in my nest. Don’t tell the teen, but I’m missing the noise, the drama, even the occasional flash of teen girl attitude. Most of all, I’m just missing the love.
Already looking forward to our next lazy Sunday.