This weekend, it's Cal's turn to go to Camp Coleman with Alexi; they left right after school. Abbott and I took a long-promised trip the Lego store, then went out to dinner. He's having a hard time with something, and as I reassured him that this difficulty will not last forever, it occurred to me that this is the first of many such conversations we'll have over the course of his life. Now he's asleep in my bed, just as Cal slept with me last weekend when Alexi and Abbott were away. Both gravitated to my side of the bed, Cal last weekend, Abbott now, leaving Alexi's side for me. Just where I want to be when he's away.