Last night as I was about 15 minutes from heading out the door to catch a redeye to the East Coast, my son says, “Mom, I don’t think I have that reactive attachment stuff anymore.”
“Yaya, I’m going to miss you while you are gone and I really love you now. I think it’s over.”
I was thinking it’s been over for awhile now.
“No, no it hasn’t, but it is now.”
Well, thanks for telling me. I love you, too.
“I know YOU love ME, MOM.”
(Good talk then.) See you in ten days, I say with a bit too much glee and a snappy little Snoopy Dance all the way to the car. He didn’t see it. I promise.
Ce Eshelman, LMFT
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