Jun 18 2007
My wife and children are currently somewhere in the greater Northwest; Idaho, I think. They’re with my in-laws, participating in a three week road trip that I couldn’t attend because I have to work. I have to tell you I was heart broken to not have that quality time with the whole family. Okay, maybe not.
The kids called and sang their own song, “Happy Father’s Day”, a very thinly veiled version of “Happy Birthday”. We talked for a few minutes and then they got back on the road for their ultimate destination, Minnesota. I, on the other hand, was able to fire up the computer and play games for several hours uninterrupted. I love the family, but having the time for something as mindless and stress free as arresting supervillains for an afternoon was probably the best present they could have given me.
I miss my wife and children, and I hope they miss me too, but it’s nice to take a break once in a while. Especially considering the kids just started their summer vacation and were already wrecking the house. Last year we flew to New Mexico and drove through half a dozen states and over a dozen national parks. Next year’s summer vacation may be a trip up to Canada, if all goes well. And yes, I’ll be going too. Maybe we’ll drop the kids off at the grandparents on the way up.