Originally uploaded by homerclees.
My mother sent me this today and I thought I'd share. I'm roughly the
same age as Dylan and Sam in this shot. That is one super cool space
train type toy I have there. I look into the future, no?
Good meetings and some fun night time activities. This is the ferry
building at the end of Market after dinner and before a couple dive
bars with my concil mates. Happy to be home and heading to a school
picnic with Nicole and the boys soon.
I've been hearing that a lot lately and it bothers me who many time I've had to say "not now" or "in a little bit". They want to spend time with me. They value my input. They want to connect in some way and yet I find many excuses to do something else that seems important at the time. I know this is going to change little by little and probably completely change when they get car keys but I still need to do the things that are required to get by in this world.
I'm writing this on my way out west for business that is important if I want to continue to be economically viable and provide the food, shelter and a college education. I just can't stop thinking about the little playtimes I get with them during a normal busy week of school and work.
They are going to be 7 next month and my play time is rapidly evaporating and I want to get as much of it as I can, while I can. I guess another tactic might be to become such a good playmate now that they will still want to play with me when I'm old and on my second or third knee replacement.
Note to self, I need to make sure I drop whatever I'm doing often enough now when I hear the request to play to let them know its the most important thing I do everyday. Maybe that will keep them asking for years to come.
Can't wait to get back and battle the little jedi's with light sabers or race them in Mario Kart. Maybe I'll insist on playing with them.
Well, I'm watching the boys and Nicole do homework anyway. With the
days getting shorter it appears I need to buy a lamp or two for the
new desks. Dylan has now moved on to karate practice.
Karate combinations in underwear is funny.