Saturday, August 10, 2013

Refuse To Go

To my son Tommy,

You didn't want to leave.  You and your Aunt Debbie could really commiserate on this feeling.  I was half expecting you both to stage a hug in (which I imagine would be much like a sit in protest except hugging) as we got ready to leave.  But your cousin Emma said it best when she said "Don't cry that it is ending, smile that it happened!"   This was enough to help your aunt but I think the sentiment was poo-poo'd by you as we loaded you in the car tears and all.  The travel was fairly uneventful despite the amount of bad drivers on the road, and when we finally got home you thought you hit the jackpot with all your toys that you have missed for two weeks.  All good things come to an end and for every ending there is a new beginning.  It doesn't have to feel like a return to the same old same old.  Just like you are rediscovering your missed toy treasures and introducing them to your new toys from the ocean, we will have to hope we are refreshed enough from the vacation to return to our lives with the joy and exuberance of a four year old.

Sincerely with love from your dad,

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