You are home! Everything in the world that was weird feels right again. I know that sounds dramatic, but I really mean it, lady. You are back and I am being made fun of for being old and we’re already making inside jokes and laughing uncontrollably and making up new games and playing old games and DANG am I just wicked excited right now!
I know the transition back is always hard. I know the transition back this year was extra hard, but the most important thing is that you’re here! I know your friends can’t wait to hang out with you, and our family is so excited to hear all about your trip, and Daddy and I are over the moon to be able to get crushed in Clue and Mille Bornes and Exploding Kittens again.
I know this is hard on you. It’s not that I think it is – I know it is. I wish there was a way to make it easier, kiddo, but we really do the very best we can, and I hope you know that. We are here if you want to talk or not talk or watch movies or walk around the neighborhood or call your mom or sleep in late, or whatever you need, okay?
It’s wild and wonderful having you back, and I can’t wait for a new year’s worth of adventures with you.
Love you more than yesterday.