This fall, for a few hours each week,
I am away from the house while I teach physiology to college students.
So far, this experiment has gone remarkable well.
Because I lecture in the early morning, the day is still just beginning when I return home.
This is nice, because I love having the rest of the day to spend with the Bears.
Yesterday, Buddy Bear welcomed me home by inviting me to read him a story on the couch.
As he crawled up next to me, I said,
"Well, I am glad I am home, Buddy Bear. I missed you!"
Buddy Bear replied, clear as day, with a big shy smile,
"Oh, Mommy, I miss you too."
That's my sweet Buddy Bear.