After a tear-filled good-bye to our neighbors, I got in the van and this was my conversation with Sammy.
Sammy: Mom, are you crying?
Me: Because I’m sad.
Me: Because I’m going to miss our neighbors.
Sammy: Oh. [Long pause] then you might want to take some deep breaths.
I. LOVE. THIS. KID!
We often practice breathing techniques with the children to help them calm down (things like “Make a dragon noise” or “Blow out the birthday candles 10 times”…which probably is a bit like lamaze, now that I think of it!)
And so I begin this adventure…one breath at a time!