Saturday, August 14, 2010

Saturday Sleepover

A super cute pic from the day!

His bag was packed days ago. It's all he can talk about. He's spent the last couple of days asking, "When?"

Well, today was the day. It was Cooper's turn to spend the night with Memaw and Papa.

This summer, the boys have adored their individual sleepovers at Grandma and Grandpa Joseph's house. They all know the routine: swim time, kid-friendly dinner, $10 to spend at Target and lots of hugs and cuddles from two adoring grandparents. They're in heaven!

Cooper left this afternoon, no tears shed, beaming from ear to ear as he embarked upon his overnighter.

I called once. Evidently, he's doing fine.

About 9 o'clock tonight, I got a little sad. I miss him. I miss Cooper...the one destined to be a stunt man with all the physical feats he attempts within a day The one who tires me out. The one I desperately need a break from. The one who gives the best hugs. The one who tells us the most, "I love you." The one who announces what gift he will purchase for my birthday (if he had any money) twelve months a year.

That's the one I miss.

I'll see him tomorrow, and I can't wait. I'm hoping for a Coopers-sized hug complete with his favorite phrase, "I love you."

I'm eager to say it back.

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