Thursday, November 13, 2008

A first.

As you read this, I am most likely on an airplane somewhere between California and Texas. Or perhaps I'm in an airport bathroom. Who knows. Hopefully I'm not making use of any little paper airplane bags.

This is not the first time I've been on a plane. Far from it. It is, however, the first time I've spent more than a few hours away from Little Monster. The first time I've not been home at some point in the night to sneak into his room and look at his little quiet face, snuggle him and kiss him and watch the subtle smile that appears when he knows, even though he's unconscious, that his Mommy loves him.

I'm sure Not the Momma has all kinds of devious plans to eat nothing but donuts and pizza for four days while I'm gone. Or maybe not. They will probably spend the entire weekend outside getting dirty and doing all kinds of boy things that I don't want to know about.

I am going to miss watching Not the Momma be the awesome Daddy that he is, the kind of Daddy that makes my heart grow beyond the confines of my body. Yeah, I'll probably miss him too.

I am going to miss the weather here. We are going to have good weather this weekend. 75 degrees. And I'm going to miss it.

I'm going to miss a lot of things, but maybe we'll be able to get some Arby's on our way home from the Airport Sunday. Then it will all be worth it. If nothing else, I'll be able to sink my teeth into a warm roast beef sandwich with Arby's sauce, have a Jamocha shake and some fries. I won't miss not missing that.


Vanessa said...

And people were shocked when I said I was spending my first weekend away from Fin when he was 17 months old. I don't see anything wrong with not wanting to be away from your family. :) Is this for the conference you were talking about a while back?

Kimi said...

I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy a little quiet time. :) I know you will miss LM and NTM and I feel certain that they will miss you too. I love to read about what a wonderful father NTM is because he reminds me so much of my DH. It just helps me to remember to put into perspective what a great husband I have and what a great daddy my girls have. :)