I had a great Christmas, it came a little late, but it was wonderful. I always love having my kids home. But when everyone is here it’s always more chaotic – and that’s even before grandchildren. But I did get a special treat during this trip. The boys spent the first night at Colin’s parents’ home. I picked LJ up the next day about noon so that he could go to an early dinner with his grandparents. I suddenly found LJ and I at home – just the two of us for about four hours. It was wonderful.
Yeah, I know he's grown but...
We took our coffee and settled into my writing room with the gas logs and the Christmas tree and just talked. We talked for the full four hours and we hit a huge amount of topics: living in NYC, retirement, Hillary, that other person… we talked about Mollie and teaching, I got to understand more about his job, we talked of trips Nick and I want to take and trips that he and Colin want to take. We talked of issues important to the LGBTQ community and the issues concerning aging baby boomers. I love my son so much and this was a really special afternoon.
The boys are back in New York, Mollie is back at work teaching, Nick’s back at work after the holidays and I’m left to find a new normal. I have to decide how to spend my day, how to divide my time. What a great problem to have! Once things seem normal again, and once Nick gets over his cold, I’d like to talk to him about TTWD again. It’s not that it’s unheard of around here but I’d still like to do some talking – just as soon as I know what I want to say. All is well, but I’d like it to be even better. I’ll let you know.