This is the reason Bossy hasn’t posted since the end of last week.
It’s the stack of clothes on Bossy’s son’s bed as he prepares for his departure later today.
You see, Bossy’s son has been living at home since Christmas, but now he is leaving for a semester abroad in Buenos Aires Argentina.
The school semester in Argentina is delayed until the end of February due to a little thing the Argentinians like to call their summer. And due to this delay of the semester, Bossy’s son won’t return until the end of July.
So things have been a little whacky at Bossy’s house, where things equal Bossy.
But Bossy has other things to blame for her lack of posting on her
bog blog. Feel free to select among the following excuses, and let’s meet back here tomorrow, shall we?
- Those six inches
- That two-hour snow delay
- Three glasses of wine
- All that coffee
- Shopping for those wedge heels
- That Jill Clayburgh movie marathon
- More wine
- So many aisles in DSW so little time
- Internet research i.e. Gwen Stefani’s ridiculous Spring 2011 looks
- Did Bossy mention her baby son is leaving home?
WebSavvyMom saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 9:59 am
–>Bossy needs a 2011 (no)book tour trip straight to Argentina soon. (Save travels for Bossy’s son too.)
Teri saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:02 am
Oh Bossy, this will be just as hard on you as the undivorce. And yes, Bossy needs some type of trip to keep her mind off things.
Texas Susan saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:03 am
I feel for you, Bossy! Will you be able to Skype with your son? That’s helped us not miss my older son TOO much . . . of course, he’s only three hours away at college.
Shelley saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:05 am
Oh Bossy, I know exactly how you feel. My 18 year-old daughter just left for boot camp at Fort Sill! I still haven’t stopped crying… who told these kids they were allowed to grow up and leave us?
The Domestic Goddess saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:07 am
Oh dear. I’d be all SNIFF SNIFF, too. Hugs, Bossy! And have a great time, Bossy’s son!
Meg saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:10 am
I can’t even imagine… but you’ve done your job, Mama, and your baby boy will be FINE in that other country for all those months! I have a better excuse than you for not blogging… my house almost burned down owing to wild brush fires in Maryland in February. I know, what are the ODDS??
RuthWells saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:16 am
It sucks that baby boys grow up. Waaaa.
Z. Mulls saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:19 am
Bon Voyage to Bossy’s son, or whatever the Argentinian equivalent of Bon Voyage is.
Farewell tango lessons at Bossy’s house tonight?
Gin saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:25 am
GAH, HAT ON THE BED IS BAD LUCK, MAKING ME ITCHY.
That said: Safe travels, Bossy’s Son!
heidig saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:30 am
July will be here before you know it! Have a great time, Bossy’s son!
bossy's friend amy saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:31 am
you’ll be fine – he’ll be even better. what a great opportunity for both of you. safe travels mr. getz.
noe saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:35 am
Tell him to bring some umbrellas and rubber boots… in case he gets flooded in! 🙂
Just kidding… he’ll have a great time in Buenos Aires- without a doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in the World.
(I’m coming back to the snow after 2 wonderful weeks in the Argentinean summer… )
krg saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:36 am
I’m crying for you bossy. safe journey great getzby. we will all miss you.
Maggie saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:37 am
My heart is with you! My babies are still in elementary school and I am already dreading the day they leave home.
Pat (aka Coffeedog) saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:37 am
Aw, so hard to watch the birds leave the nest. I sure like that retro pic of you two 🙂
Claire in AZ saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:49 am
Awww…I feel your pain, Bossy! My son studies in Turkey and honestly, Skype is Momma’s best friend! I can pretend he’s just at college. Trust me, the time will go faster than you think. And Argentina is awesome … My son went there for Boys Chorus travels in middle school and has had LOTS of friends go there to study.
Meg at the Members Lounge saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 11:12 am
Safe travels Bossy’s son! Bossy looks so ethereal and nun-like in that photo.
Robin saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 11:16 am
Aww, Bossy, my heart hurts for you. He’s still yours and he will be back. Better than ever! Safe travels and successful studies, Bossy’s Son!
My nephew studied for a year in Spain and it about killed us all, but technology helped. A. Lot.
Scottsdale Girl saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 11:21 am
How exciting for Bossy’s son! Hugs to the rest of the family as i am sure this is difficult. And as someone else said, July is merely a moment away…
Oh, The Joys saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 11:33 am
G – A friend of mine from H.S. lives in B.A. – runs an American-ish cookie and coffee shop. I should make the connection…
See you soon,
joeinvegas saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 11:38 am
He left a while back. NYC is a lot closer than Buenos Ares, but still.
KathyB saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 11:48 am
You can pretend he is just in NYC, and use Skype, and major trip for Bossy to go visit. It always looks like dance party city down there.
When I saw the caps on the bed I thought Bossy was going to spring training 🙂
Winglet saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 11:58 am
Hey sweetie. Take care. Be good to yourself. You raised a good kid. He is going to have the time of his life. That is something to celebrate. He’ll be back. He’ll be fine. Meanwhile, there is that creative and intelligent second sibling who I am sure will do a find job at keeping you company. 😉 hugs to you.
Connie Harbor saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm
My babyboy (now 36) is only 1,000 away from me (he’s in NYC) but he called last night and chatted for 30 minutes. I realize he was just killing time while walking from work to the subway, but HE CHOSE TO KILL TIME WITH ME! How will the Delightful One manage???
Glennia saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm
Vaya con dios, Son of Bossy! And *sniff* at that last photo. So very sweet. Tell him to go to La Estancia and have a steak and a toast to his very wonderful mama! Then, go there and join him.
Eliza saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm
I spent my senior year of high school in Finland as an exchangee. Before email and Skype. As the parent of a senior now, I can’t even imagine how my mother handled it.
But–Best. Year. Ever. You’ll both make it through okay.
Lovelyn saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm
Poor Bossy. I spent a semester in college in Zimbabwe. At the time I had no idea how hard it must’ve been for my parents. It’s hard not to worry, but I’m sure everything will be fine.
Theresa saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 1:56 pm
I visited Buenos Aires in April and it was wonderful. He will love it. Tell him to get geared up for the BEEF-fest. Ugh, never had so much red meat in my life, but all so yummy. And don’t get me started on the lovely Malbec wines!!!
Dobes saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm
Hang in there, Bossy. In our family’s case, I was the one who decamped to Europe, leaving behind two wonderful sons just a bit older than Bossy’s. The two things you need to deal with this situation are Skype and some form of chat – we use iChat. Skype will allow you to see where he is and that he looks like he’s eating enough and not drinking too much, and chat will allow you to touch base as often as you could while he was in NY. My son (in NY) and I often work with our chat programs on on opposite sides of the world, taking a short break to ‘talk’ a couple of times a day. It really helps you feel as close as ever!
Mary K saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm
Beef and Malbec (ala #28 Teresa) are both totally worth a trip to visit him while he’s there, in addition to Baby Boy himself. Must go to milongas and learn tango. HOT dance, hot weather. Mind the humidity, curly-haired Bossy … however, BA is the Paris of South America, truly. Such a rich culture, and so affordable. Sigh. Envy.
susan saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm
We give them roots and we give them wings…
Reeb saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm
Here’s hoping for more reports from the really-far-flung reporter! Bon voyage, Bossys Son!
Shoes? Wedge shoes? photo please.
BossysMom saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 2:49 pm
Oh gosh….just saw him off…..
we’re all a mess. Bossy, me, bossys daughter….but we know he will have a tremendous time….
I love that…”We give them roots and we give them wings”
Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 3:35 pm
Oh honey, hang in there.
Deb (no) Blog saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 4:04 pm
Bossy, chillax, as my kids say. Be so happy that you have raised a kid who wants to and CAN leap from the nest. This is a good thing for all parties.
Wendy saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm
Stay focused on the orange lady, my friend..as long as she is by your side (or in your gin and tonic) you will never be drinking alone… of course, you could just call me….sniff..we will miss him too…
Dara saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 4:55 pm
Is there room for you in his suitcase?
My baby boy is never leaving me!!!
Olivia saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm
Olivia has two sons and one daughter who all left home through a revolving door. Can’t remember all the times they came back. One is still here.
Not really sure if that helps or . . . ?
Mr Farty saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 5:59 pm
Sending BOSSY an urgent package of hugs.
Have fun, kid!
foolery saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 6:21 pm
Growing pains are only hard on the parents. Vaya con BOSSY, Great Getzby.
Pam saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 6:47 pm
I have been reading your blog for a few years now and never commented. But now I have a reason> I live in Argentina!! (I happen to be Argentinean, not an expat btw). So if your son or you need any advice or anything at all, feel free to contact me.
There are a lot of places he can visit and I hope he has a great time!
Shayera saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 7:42 pm
Aw! But also yeah! What an awesomely wonderful opportunity for Bossy’s son.
I hope he has lots of fun. 🙂
Doug saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 8:18 pm
Kathy (#22) is right–this blog originating from BA would be a hoot…if he doesn’t kill you for following him there.
If you can get ford to give you a car for a ride around this country, I have faith you can twist an arm or two at American Airlines.
Opportunity awaits…go get it.
Doug saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 8:19 pm
Oh, and did I mention they have red wine there?
Ruth saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 8:22 pm
Six inches? is this an intentional double entende?
Jenn @ Juggling LIfe saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 9:37 pm
Can’t BOSSY get Ford to sponsor a trip down Argentina way?
He’ll have a blast and you’ll survive. That’s what happens here anyway.
GrandeMocha saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 11:26 pm
Was Bossy 12 when she had the baby?
Cupcake Murphy saysFebruary 23, 2011 at 11:36 pm
My heart is bursting achy love for Bossy’s sadness/dread/joy-ish thing happening right now. I feel the same way about many things but primarily I want to start a movement wherein we all protest change but I know it won’t succeed. Hang in there!!! You’re a good mom how you’re giving him a large life.
Life with Kaishon saysFebruary 24, 2011 at 12:04 am
I hope he has the most wonderful time! I am afraid of my son growing up and leaving. It is hard to think of.
Carol M saysFebruary 24, 2011 at 9:02 am
Brings back memories of when my son left for his semester abroad. The first thing I had him do when he landed was buy an international cell phone. With that and the internet, it was more bearable, but still tough. I can’t imagine how parents coped in the days before all this technology.
krg saysFebruary 24, 2011 at 9:27 am
bossy, it’s the next day now, are you all right?
Kathy from NJ saysFebruary 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm
In maybe 2004 my niece spent a semester in New Zealand. My sister spent most of the time planning a family trip to NZ when the semester was over. They went for 2 weeks and had a wonderful time.
I have another niece who is a nurse in the army, stationed at Landstuhl Army Hospital in Germany. My brother added $10 to his monthly phone bill for unlimited calls to Germany. Carrie has a cell phone, they talk very often.
The time will fly, really.
Bridget saysFebruary 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm
That is a beautiful photo – love it! Have fun Bossy’s son in Argentina!
Lynda M O saysFebruary 25, 2011 at 4:17 am
Argentina ranks as one of the most beautiful diverse landscape in this hemisphere; or so sayeth my niece who went and stayed for many months with her Argentinian husband. Pretty beaches, mountains, rivers, flowers, Beef, pretty people, good attitudes and sharing is one thing they do well. (according to the nearly 26 y/o) It will enrich Bossy’s Son beyond measure.
And hey, you have us for company…
km saysFebruary 25, 2011 at 9:57 am
km did not know Bossy was a sister wife.
Son going to Argentina? Another place to visit I say !
Piper saysFebruary 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm
Bossy – the wine will help.
I bet there are lots of pretty Argentinian ladies (and men?) to look at down there in the warm sun. He will have the time of his life. Just don’t pop into his dorm space with a “surprise” visit. Make sure he knows Bossy’s flight plans…