Saturday, May 22, 2010

Why I love being a Dad

Yesterday, my middle son's class took a field trip to an local amusement park.  It is a pretty big one with lots of roller coasters, which are my FAVORITE thing.

Initially K had volunteered to be a chaperon.  The assumption was that since it was happening on a week day I would be unable to go with him.  Middle son then asked K not to go.  He would prefer that I went with him. Of course she was a little disappointed, but she understood.

MS and I had a really good time.  I had to look after one other kid, who was annoying, but we had a great time.  MS had to ride to the park on the bus provided by the school, but he was allowed to come home with me.  On the approx hour ride home we talked about how cool all the coasters were.

Then he said, "Do you know why I wanted you yo come?"

"Sure.  Why?"  I asked

"Because I wanted to to have time off from work.  You are always so busy, even at home, working and typing."  (I do a lot of writing for my job.)

I almost started to cry.  That was so sweet coming from my 13 year old boy.  It tells me he was concerned about me and it also tells me he put some thought into the choice of which parent came with him.

I came home and told K about what MS had said.  She said was a good window into the kind of person he is growing into.

1 comment:

Java said...

Wow. He sounds like a great kid.