Rosie is home from camp. I haven't seen her in a month, nor gotten many letters, but we did talk every Friday afternoon. But she's back now, and very, very, sad.
Why? She just spent the last summer ever with this whole group of kids who she's been with every summer for many, many years. She has some incredibly close friends.. and she has a new boyfriend. And this boyfriend lives several hours away from us.
Even before she came home, she knew that she was going to be depressed, so she asked me to get her some ice cream to eat.
She was sobbing hysterically when I arrived at camp. One of the other girls said that Rosie had been crying for 3 days. We got the car packed and then she roamed around saying goodbye to everyone (including the boyfriend. but no long lip locks).
And then on the way home she started crying again and then just turned sullen. That behavior is going to go on for many more days, I'm sure. Sh's already been busy IM-ing and texting, and even a little bit of talking on the phone.
And the laundry is started...