Yep - the Kid has been traveling for almost two weeks.
He's with relatives. They're traipsing through several states.
Adventures include cabin dwelling, fishing, visiting a farm, visiting small towns, visiting big towns, river floating. There have been deer and bat sightings.
There is more on their agenda, before they get back to their starting point.
Each day The Kid calls to check in. We call him too, but not as often. We don't want to cling.
But I did finally catch a "I'm homesick" tone in the most recent conversation.
I was going to ignore it, but then I just out and out asked if he was feeling a bit homesick.
"Yes," he said.
It was total relief. I could hear that in his voice too!
I said we missed him too and that we were really looking forward to his coming home. I told him that we were also very happy he was having these experiences.
Though I am keeping a positive upbeat conversation, I have to admit, I'm going to smother him in kisses when he gets home.
I'm glad he's there, but I kind of wish he was here.