We've been able to talk with Ethan several times on the phone since being here, and Ethan is handling it much better than he used to. He's not as sad. I thought you'd like to listen in on a few of the conversations.
The first time John talked to Ethan since coming back to NY this time:
Ethan: "Daddy, When I heard your voice talking to Papi, I thought I was going to cry, but I didn't."
Ethan: "When I see you again Daddy, will you give me 5 hugs, or 10 or 15?"
John: "15 hugs. Or how about I just hold you and snuggle you for a really long time?"
Ethan: "Mom, do you know where the great white shark is? The one I used to play with in the bathtub before Ellie got sick?"
Ethan: "We're going to get to go to Sea World!"
Me: "That sounds good, buddy. That's going to be so fun!"
Ethan: "Can our whole family go to Sea World all together when the little peanut is better?"