My son is home for spring break from his first year in college. It was a wicked transition to an empty house last fall thus I love having him back in our space again.
Ten Sounds I Have Welcomed Home This Week.
Late night Rice Krispie feasting
ESPN at all hours
Unfamiliar, loud and portable music
Water running in the morning and knowing that he awake now
Thunderous steps taken down the stairs two at at time, 6 hits instead of 13
The front door slamming, boys taking the “Come In” sign on the front porch literally, passing through on their way to the basement
Cell phone buzz, “Whazup Bro?” mumbled
Undulating laughter around a ping pong table lulling us to sleep two floors above
The rhythmic click, click, click of a hammock swinging