Coley had pushed me to my limit a few weeks back and so I told him that if he needed anything for the rest of the night, that he'd have to take it up with his Dad, because I was off-duty (which is something I do with him every now and then when I find that I'm frustrated and not dealing with him productively).
And then I left for the grocery store.
Josh told me later that night that after I left, he found Coley out in the garage with a piece of sidewalk chalk writing me a letter.
That kid is hard to raise. He tests my parenting skills daily. Actually, multiple times a day.
But he's also a total love.
And more than anyone in this house...he hates it when I'm gone.
So I'm finishing packing this morning.
Annie and I are heading for Washington for a few days to visit Jill and also to visit my Sister and her husband.
And then my Sister is going to keep Annie while I teach Friday night (in Bellingham at Treasury of Memories) and all day Saturday (at Photo Express in Mapleridge, BC).
I love teaching, it's just the being away from home part that is hard sometimes.
And I mis you too Coley.
ETA: I just went to turn off the T.V. after all the kids left for school and noticed that someone had written "I love mom" with a heart next to it in the dust.
A good reason not to dust too often.