Nine very long months ago, we left you in a new city and it was harder to leave than we really thought it was going to be. Especially, for your dad. That dude NEVER cries and we saw some tears appear that we never thought would even be a remote thought. Deep down we knew you could handle it, you are our kid after all. You made it through your first year like a champ and we couldn’t be more PROUD.
Now we’re SUPER EXCITED to have you around again. Don’t get us wrong, we’ve enjoyed not having to drive you here and there. We’ve enjoyed putting clothes in the dryer without having to fluff and fold your clothes first. Heck, we’ve even enjoyed Taco Tuesday without anyone saying ewww.
Now you’re kind of an ADULT and things aren’t going to be the same and we totally realize that. We just want you to think of us. Parents are people too. If you can’t actually put your dishes in the dishwasher, at the very least put them on the counter. Having to drag them out of your room just so we can have a bowl of cereal is so 2015. If you want to do laundry, do it when you have time to come back and fold it. Turning the dryer on three times (or thirty three times) is sort of annoying. Feel free to hang out with your friends any time you want to. Just be considerate of the others that also live here and still have to go to work/school and have to get up at the butt crack of dawn. It also wouldn’t be a terrible idea if you let us know if you’ll be coming back anytime soon. It’s just nice to know if you’ll be here. Dinner is at the regular time that it’s always been, if you’re not here, then we didn’t make you any. Please don’t look so SURPRISED.
One more thing, give your siblings a BREAK. They were the ones left behind. They weren’t doing anything half as exciting as you. Please think twice before starting an argument over who wanted the last piece of cheese. After all, you are the ADULT now. We would really, really appreciate it.
Mostly, we’re glad we’re all back together again. It just feels so right. We know you’ll be leaving again faster than we can imagine. The baby books never explained how fast time would go by or much we would miss you. LOVE YOU. SEE YOU SOON.