Driving home on Friday with Max in the car. He is talking about Oh Canada Papa and,he sounded a little down. Mahmaw and Papa were in Portland to visit his cousin, baby Ginny.
“Can I call Papa?” (Poppa Gardner dials the number and hands Max the phone.) He talks to Papa and Mahmaw and Aunt Megan.
me: “Max, you miss your Papa and Mahmaw, don’t you?”
a little boy sigh, followed by a quiet “yeah”.
me: “Max, do you miss Nana when I am gone?”
“I dunno… you never go anywhere!”
I need a vacation.