My oldest son is home on Spring Break and I'm looking forward to having him here for a whole week (9 days really). He called me on the phone as he was leaving his apartment, headed home. Our conversation went a little something like this:
Ryan: "Mom, I'm leaving now. I should be home around 3:15 or 3:30."
Me: "Ok, be careful. See you soon."
Ryan: "You know Mom, several people in my class today were discussing their plans for a trip to the beach for spring break. I just thought it was kind of funny, lots of college kids head to the beach for spring break and I'm just headed home to hang out with y'all."
Me: "Hmm, well ok... I'll see you when you get here."
I didn't know if I was being exalted or insulted (ha!) I have a feeling if it were some of his friends planning a trip, he might have chosen to go with them as opposed to coming home to be with us.
I have to ask myself though, why in the world would he ever want to go off with his friends when he can hang out with us?