We were so excited to see the lils last night. We had each left them for work trips in the past, but this was the first trip where we had both gone away together. It was a pretty easy first trip away. We were only gone for thirty-six hours, they were in very capable hands, doing all sorts of crazy fun things, and we were pretty preoccupied. I didn’t worry about them, even when I called to say “hi” on sunday morning, and got a tearful Woo screaming for his mommy. I might have worried for my sister and brother-in-law a bit at that point.
We had the long train ride home to let the anticipation build, to focus on happy things. Willy had a nap, and the wireless was not working on the train so I got psyched up to see them. We got off the train and bolted for the car. I didn’t even want to stop and take pictures of the pretty sunset! (I still took pictures, just the high-speed variety). Luckily the ride is a short one, and we were there before we knew it.
I went running up the laneway and saw an excited Woo run to the front window screaming “Hi, Hi, Hi”, making my heart swell. I was barely in the house when Goose threw herself at me, “mommy, mommy, mommy”, melting it all the more. I needed that.