My wife and I will be heading out to LA tomorrow for a few days, without the little one. At first I was looking forward to our break away from the little guy, along with a much needed vaca with the wifey. This will be my second time away from him for a long period of time. Back in January I was away from him for 9 days, but he was a much different person then. It was tough, but the little person he’s become now makes it that much more harder. He’s a little man now! A little guy with a personality who I can now talk and interact with much more then I was able to when he was just 9 months old.
Though you know you’ll be back in a few days, you can’t help but feel a bit of abandonment on your part. We were actually contemplating over the past few days whether we should bring him along, but the thought of a long flight with him brought us back to reality. We’ve even gone so far as to find excuses for us not to leave. “Do you think he feels hot?” “Maybe he has a temperature.” “Maybe we should stay and do things around the house.” “Do we really have to go to LA?” “What happens if our town is invaded by martians?” All these excuses have been running through our minds, searching for any possible excuse not to leave the little guy.
I’m sure we’ll start annoying our parents (who are splitting the time watching him) the minute we land on the west coast, if not sooner. Really the only thing I look forward to is bringing him back a gift, similar to the gifts my dad brought back to me when I was a wee little boy.
I have a big deadline in the middle of September for a project I’ve been working. Between my time in NYC, being home with the J, working on my project each night until I go to sleep, my free time has become pretty sparse. I’m not complaining, just wishing I had more time to update the whole process of this fatherhood thing on this here tumblr page.
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- ilovebean said: Go, have fun! You won’t regret it. :)
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- shewandersnherhead said: How wonderful! Getting away is good for you 2. I rarely left mine & in hindsight they would have been perfectly fine if I had gone away more often. Absence makes the heart grow fonder & parents won’t be here 4ever. Safe travels & happy sleeping in!
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- taaeee said: you have to try brunch at this place in larchmont! it’s called larchmont bungalow! it’s the best place on the whole planet.
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