To my son Tommy,
One thing in this world that requires one hundred percent focus and precision is the spontaneous weekend getaway. All cylinders have to be firing in exact timing to make a three hour jaunt to the ocean worth going. It is such a dangerous parenting maneuver that can easily slip into the "way more trouble than it is worth" category if you let it.
To accomplish this, things have to be sacrificed. You give up things you normally enjoy with the luxury of weekend time when you stay home. Sleep becomes negotiable and extra curriculars like blogging fall to the way side. You are trying to squeeze every little bit of the experience out of the time you have. We came sliding home just before midnight last night with the feeling of "what a ride" mixed with relief for being home. You, you have Easter break this week so you have some time to recoup. I was back at work bright and early only with the extra work I normally accomplish on the weekend added on top of my normal day. Bah...it was worth it!
Sincerely with love from your dad,