As I put my kid (my two and a half-year-old) to bed tonight, I had a realization. We had just gotten back to Detroit after having our first extended Father-Son time together.
It was a great time! We really got a good chance to bond & create some meaningful memories.
It had been just the two of us for about a week.
His mother stayed in Detroit this year for Thanksgiving, Tre & I went on to Cinniciatti to enjoy the holiday with my family there. We stayed with my sister and her wife in Columbus for a while (2 of my favorite people), and then back to my hometown of Akron, Ohio for a few more days.
We just got back last night & while we had a great time on the road it was really good to have the family back together again.
I saw that in the future I would always look back at these times we hang out together as some of my favorite memories of you. I can see in the future how much of a problem your mother will have when we plan these trips durring the school year lol. I imagine most of these trips will be you accompanying me on business.
I would have to make sure I make these times together about more than just getting some business done. I would have to be sure to have some fun with him, go do something crazy and whatever else he’s got his eyes on.
During this week he took a significant leap forward with his skills navigating the iPad and I taught him how to take better pictures. I really enjoyed our time together, and it was really cool to spend all day every day with just me and him.
I find myself showing him more affection on top of the healthy dose I naturally give him. I see this continuing for a few more days. I can see that this is probably going to be the way things will always go when we get to have our times when we ditch mom for the week lol.