My Kid Misses Home

I am so excited to be on these adventures. Over the last month we’ve visited:

  • Mexico City
  • Puebla
  • Xalapa
  • Cordoba
  • Yanga
  • Oaxaca
  • Cancun
  • Tulum
  • Akumal
  • Merida
  • Oregon
  • Montana
  • Idaho
  • South Dakota
  • Iowa
  • South Dakota
  • Kentucky
  • Louisianna
  • Georgia
  • Kansas
  • Texas
  • Arizona

Are you tired? I’m tired just writing it. I love, love, love to be on the road with our family of five (yes, I include our pup in that number). As we’re packing up to visit NYC, Newport, Nova Scotia, Niagra Falls, and hopefully Manchester, New Hampshire (where the Credit Union Museum is) we dropped by our old house. I thought some mail may have ended up there, so we dropped by to check.

OMG!

My oldest lost it. He wasn’t screaming. He was sobbing …  quietly but insistently. He wanted to go home. He told me that he missed home. He begged me to drive us back there and go inside. He wanted to go home.

I felt terrible.

I think I forget that kids remember things. I think I forget that kids like or don’t like things. I forget that he is getting older and has an opinion about where we go and what we do. We’ve been traveling so long (he started flying domestically around 6 months and internationally around 12 months) and he’s so easy-going that I forget ….   and now I feel terrible.

Our business is traveling but really, I could leave everyone at home and go by myself. It seems like such a waste to leave them out of so many wonderful adventures but …  maybe they don’t want adventure. Perhaps they want to stay at home and “be normal”, whatever that means.

We’ve already scheduled this trip so we’ll get underway but ….  as they get older perhaps  I should ask them. At what age do they get 100% say? Hmmmm ……

 

 

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