Ankle Biter was REALLY enjoying the play area at McDonald’s today. I was his first time there, I believe. The pure joy on his face was easy to see (and difficult to photograph!!).
There is nothing in this world that gives me more happiness than to see my own kids happy.
Okay, the plan isn’t really evil but with Halloween just around the corner I thought it apropos.
No, the plan is about my son (I don’t think it’s evil, anyway). And this fantastic plan…in all its glory…is my first contribution to HOT DADS!!
So please, if you’d be so kind, do me a favor…head on over and check it out!
I’VE GOT A PLAN
I’m “meeting mom” tomorrow.
I don’t know if I’ve really got much more to say than that. I mean, I’m pretty big on family…I’m fairly close to mine and I don’t think I’ve ever had any bad relationships with parents of any previous girlfriends (and only one former girlfriend really had issues with my dad, but that was 12+ years ago). While I don’t think my in-laws have a picture of me lying around their house anywhere, I always got along with them and I think they’re very sweet people.
So for the meeting tomorrow, I’m not really overly concerned. I’m hopeful, obviously, that Sunshine‘s mom will like me and we’ll get off on the right foot. Where Sunshine has met my parents and they like her (although they have doubts about how we’re going to handle the distance going forward), and we have both met each other’s children (except my daughter, who isn’t scheduled to visit until Christmas…ugh), this seems like the final step in making our relationship “the real deal”.
I’m trying to not make it a big issue in my head. Let the record state that I’m really looking forward to meeting her, so it’s not like I’m overly nervous or anything. But for me, meeting a partner’s parent(s) is a really important step.
So I guess we’ll just have to play it out and see what happens. When Sunshine met my parents, it turned into a very cordial meeting. She even came with me to visit mom when she was in the hospital and dad took us both out to supper at a local restaurant. So I’m hoping that meeting her mom (and there’s a good chance of meeting one of her sisters, too) will turn out in a very similar way.
It’s a case where Sunshine and I know how we feel about each other and we 100% believe that we’ll one day overcome the distance obstacle; we’re just hoping that we can convince our “old school” parents of the same thing.
Wish me luck!
Yesterday wasn’t quite the fun-filled day that I was hoping it would be. The weather was being a major pain in my ass…and I’m not a big fan of pains in my ass (sorry, CMC).
So with the clouds in full effect this morning, Ankle Biter and I enjoyed a morning inside. We hung out…blew and then chased some bubbles around the house…played catched with a little plastic ball…blew-up balloons and let them fly around the house…then watched Tarzan and danced around to “Trashin’ the camp“:
Ankle Biter bustin' a move!
After lunch and his afternoon nap, the sun came out in full force so we went out to Scoops for some ice cream.
Scoops Ice Cream: Riverview, NB
Ankle Biter digging into his vanilla ice cream.
"This is great, dad...but what did YOU get?"
MOON MIST, BABY!!!
Well, that pretty much summed-up Day Three.
Today? The weather is looking MUCH better so I’m thinking there are some go-karts in our future. Can’t wait!!