Saturday, September 08, 2007

Parenthood (T)

Up until 1am, watching football on TV with my dad.

Eddie wakes at 7, and it's down to me to get up and begin the day. I'm reminded how much parenting is about survival.

Shortly after midday, Grandma offers to take Eddie for an excursion. Off they go.

Less than an hour later, one o'clock, I hear the car in the driveway, they're home. My heart lifts a bit, I'm looking forward to seeing him.

6 comments:

anita said...

you are such a wonderful father to the boys, my dear

gretta at lothlorien said...

Eddie's 'excursion' was to visit someone in hospital, which he did with real grace.

Jenny said...

I know how you feel. I can be hanging out for time on my own, but soon after the kids disappear, I miss them.

Megs said...

i SO relate Tom. Isn't parenting the most marvellous gift and honour imaginable?

I can't sleep tonight - it's 1.28 am... and i am missing the girls and going in to kiss them as they sleep again and again.

carn the dons!

love m

Victor and Rachel J-L said...

That's so beautiful, Tom.
I guess looking at your opening sentence you can see that it does get beyond the survival stage.

Jenny said...

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