Monday, July 26, 2010

Cry Me a River

“Will you miss me every day all day long?” he asks.

“Every day, all day long,” I say.

“Will you cry a river you will miss me so much?” he asks.

“85 rivers,” I say.

“Make it 86,” he says.

“Okay,” I say, “86.”

“No. How about 87. Cry 87 rivers you will miss me so much,” he says.

“87 it is.”

“How many days will you be gone? Seven? Better cry 87 rivers a day,” he says, quickly grabbing his calculator and doing the math. “That’s 609 rivers. That’s a lot of rivers. You are really, really going to miss me.”

“Yes, I am really, really going to miss you,” I say.

“But you’re really, really ready for a break, right?”

“Really, really.” 


Wanda said...

Love, love, love the empathy and how he gets the "both-and" of the experience. said...


P.S. I STILL need a visual on the wig flipping. Thank you very much.

Lilith said...

He's too funny. He knows.

Lola said...

likes this

blackknightsbrood said...

Enjoy your time away knowing that your reunion will be just as sweet in its time.

Deb Shucka said...

It's possible to cry rivers and take breaks at the same time. I sure love that boy's wisdom, and your stories.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Crying rivers with you. This missing is for the birds.

Amber said...

Ha ha!

Have rivers and rivers of fun, too.


deb said...


I hope you are doing okay.

jess said...

i love him

gawd, i love him

kario said...

I hope they are small rivers and large breaks. You deserve the break and I hope that it is everything you have been waiting for.


Janna Qualman said...

What a special moment. It makes my mom-heart melt. And maybe cry the first tears of what river may come.

I'm here from Deb's. Nice to meet you! Hope you're having a wonderful time at the festival.