Saturday, December 22, 2007

Z is for zatisfied

His royal highness, the king of Z, has graced us with his presence this week.

School is on winter break, and my little family is complete once again (well, until J-bear goes off tomorrow to spend Christmas with her mother).

What I find so odd is that while Z-man is off in faraway collegeland, I am slightly on edge.

It's something that I don't really even notice while he is gone. But as soon as he steps foot off the airplane, I can feel the difference. I'm calmer. I'm more serene. I am happier.

And no, I'm not just inventing some weird mumbo-jumbo thing here. My BFF knew without me saying that he was home. He doesn't even have to be in the house. The Z-man effect was still at work while he was hanging at his friend's house all day Friday.

What the hell?

Seriously, this is "Twilight Zone" weird in my opinion.

I explained the "boy who never left" in his birthday post last August. Check it out. I'll wait.

OK, so anyway, he and I seem to be connected in ways that my other boys and I are not. (My daughter is a different situation totally.) I don't know why he and I are like that. It just is that way. There's a piece missing in my heart when he's gone. And a feeling of "whole" when he comes back.


This is NOT the story I intended to tell today. Funny how, when I start writing, a post sometimes takes on a life of its own.

I was going to write about the funny thing I got him for Hanukkah. It is really funny. But right now, I'm not feeling funny.

I'm just feeling complete.


Pamela said...


~JJ! said...

So sweet.

I find that since my daughter started preschool...I am on edge too...I have a whole lifetime of this don't I?

Merry Holidays.

Karly said...


Willowtree said...

To Janet and Family,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
from WT and Family

Joy T. said...

Oh so sweet!!! Stopping by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas :o)

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

So wonderful, J! I'm glad you feel complete.

simply jenn said...

I totally understand. My youngest son has the same effect on me!

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