My son was feeling a little upset about having to spend a week with his grandparents who live four hours away.
"Mommy, can't you come with me?"
"No, not this time. I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun with Grandma and Grandpa. The time will go by quickly," I replied.
"But I'm going to get homesick," he complained.
"You can call me," I suggested.
"I wish Grandma and Grandpa lived only a mile away."
"That would make things easier," I agreed.
"But it would be even better if they lived only an inch away."