Today was a bit of a sad day — Joshua and Kelsie flew back to school around 2:30 pm, and Rachel some seven hours later. It is strange to think of Summer ending so quickly, although we still have Daniel to celebrate and send off in less than two weeks.
As is often the case when dealing with sadness, we turn to familiar, comfortable remedies. I walked Joshua and Kelsie out to the car, and watched as Kathy drove them away. Then I sadly turned and came into the house.
“What would cheer me up,” I mused.
Walking down the hall, I shouted to the kids. “They’re gone! Let’s break out the ice cream!”
Rounding the corner into the kitchen, imagine my surprise.
Apparently, great minds think alike. The kids, no doubt also crushed by the sadness of Joshua and Kelsie’s departure, found temporary consolation in Banana Split, French Silk, and (of course) Blueberry Pomegranate ice cream.
Or perhaps it was Kathy’s absence that made it all possible.
Project 365, Day 222