Band camp started last week – and I have met myself coming and going from the school. Add in the schedules of two other kids – not in band, but watching dogs and planning art shows and finalizing dentists and physicals before school starts….if my bath tub was clean, I might shout ‘Calgon – take me away!!’ Oh….but I can’t, because my bathroom isn’t clean….neither are my dishes or my laundry because I have been moon-lighting (and day-lighting) as Darren the Dad Taxi.
Why is this a fail? Because most dads don’t get this kind of opportunity with their kids….especially as the round the corner to adulthood. And all I’ve done is gripe about it – and the gas – and the time – and the stupid schedule – and the parking routine.
Fortunately, this is an easily corrected fail….by all of us.
And it’s probably payback for the days to come when my boys will be driving me to and from the retirement home and proctology appointments.