Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lexie in Michigan

Lexie has been talking for years about when she was little and went to Michigan with Mae Mae. She was a big hit, and was spoiled rotten by all of the family. She has been asking to go again ever since, so Mae Mae promised her that she would take her this summer. When I first heard about it, I was fine with her going. She is getting to be so big, and is so responsible. She goes with Mae Mae every Friday night for some "girl time", and I figured it would be nice for my Mom to have a break from watching her during the days while we are at work. She can be kind of a handful when she gets bored.

As the time got closer for her to leave, and I heard about how long she would be gone, I started to panic. She has never been away from me for more than a couple of nights, and now she would be gone for over two weeks. They would be staying in a beach house, right on the shores of Lake Michigan. I had nightmares about the water, about her not listening, and about something happening to her. I tried not to think about it. But I had to. I had to get her packed and ready to go. Cory's family was in town when she left, and I think that helped because I would have cried like a baby otherwise. I really don't like other people to see me cry. It seemed like it all happened so fast.

As of tomorrow, it will be one week since she left, and ten more days until she gets home. I know she is having a blast, and I'm sure she is loving that all the attention is on her. Mae Mae loves to take her wherever she wants to go, and both of them love shopping, eating out, and sightseeing (all things I would rather not do too much). I can't wait for her to be home. Things are so quiet around the house when she's not there.