After over six months, it finally got too cold in New England for my Floridian mother and she fled back south. My father left a few weeks early as planned, but my mom stayed around to help us with a few busy weeks. It’s been so great having her here. Even as we were pulling away from the airport, M was yelling that she needed Grandma. But today went just fine and M seems to understand that Grandma has gone back to Florida. Plus, it’s just another reason to get super excited for Christmas. PS – I think we’re going to put our tree up next weekend (before Thanksgiving!!!).