Friday, June 18, 2010

Alone on Father's Day

The house will be empty for father’s day. I will be alone.

WonderWife™ and the kids will be on the other coast, visiting their grandparents. I will be enjoying the benefits of their absence. I will sleep in (maybe until 8am!). I will be able to enjoy my coffee leisurely. I will watch a Blu-Ray that isn’t Cars.  

I will have the greatest gift a father can have--a day to spend exactly as I see fit. No rules. No obligations. Just me, being coerced by my id to have another beer or watch cartoons with the volume turned way up. Perhaps I’ll grill a steak. (and wrap it in bacon!). It’s been almost a year and a half since I was last left to my own devices. Last time, I watched six movies in one day (a double feature in the theater and four DVDs, and no my eyes didn’t start bleeding). Should I try to break my record? Maybe I should take a nap. Or both!

There are lots of things that I can do. But some things that I can’t. This father’s day I will be alone. WonderWife™ and the kids will have been gone for six days and won’t be back for another four. While I will be enjoying my freedom, I will be missing them. For what is father’s day if the reasons why I’m a father aren’t there to share it with me?

7 comments:

SciFi Dad said...

Wow... choosing between missing my family (your situation) and my inlaws (my situation) is like Sophie's Choice.

Happy Father's Day, my friend.

That One Mom said...

Definitely enjoy the quiet time. They will be back soon enough to show you the love!

Your escalator operator said...

Hope it's been a good Father's Day.

handstowar said...

Watchin' six movies and veggin' out sounds pretty heavenly to me!

Daddy Geek Boy said...

SciFi...Well, my choices are a bit different, as is my relationship with my in laws.

One Mom...Thanks. I totally did.

YEO...As good as it could be without my family.

Handstowar...Two movies, grilled meat and some beer. It was nice.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Well I remember the last time you were alone. It's been a long time! I hope it was a good day for you... I would love just a day to myself!

HoorayForSaturday said...

Nothing wrong with some quiet time. I relish in it, when I get the opportunity. Hope you enjoyed it.