A blog post by Miss E, age 2 and Miss Anika, age 1
Our daddy used to live out of a suitcase for weeks at a time.
But then he married our mommy and living out of a suitcase wasn’t very fun anymore.
He missed our big brother Hunter and Mommy who were home four nights a week alone while he traveled on business.
Daddy said good bye to life on the road, traded in all of his corporate perks and his business suits for Carhartt pants. Mommy, Daddy and Hunter headed west for a simpler, more family focused life.
Since trading in the corporate life, Daddy works long days but stays at home each night.
When Mommy has to go to a meeting “in the sky, on an airplane” as we like to say, Daddy is home with us each evening. We have our bath time, play time, snack and reading time routines before going to bed.
When both Mommy and Daddy are home, it is our favorite time. Mommy also really likes Daddy being home. Daddy makes Mommy coffee early every morning. He helps clean up the kitchen after Mommy has made a disaster while making supper. He gives us baths and helps our brother Hunter on tough questions that Mommy’s poorly functioning math brain cannot compute.
But for the last two days we have been looking out the window for Daddy.
He has not been home for supper each evening or to give us our baths.
We are used to Mommy leaving for one or two sleeps and then coming right back from a meeting.
But Daddy never leaves.
Mommy told us Daddy needed to go to a meeting.
A vacation meeting.
On the boat.
With Grandpa Eldon.
Daddy left us notes on our beds and said we should obey Mommy, don’t get out of our beds unless it is morning time, sleep all night, pick up our toys and he will be home in 4 sleeps.
I, Miss E, was wearing my Santa Claus pajamas when I found my note. Mommy said I should wait until December because that is when Santa Claus comes down the chimney but I said September was a good time to start wearing them. I didn’t listen to Mommy.
I have not listened real well to Daddy’s note either. But I am going to try to start today.
We miss our Daddy.
But we are happy Daddy and Grandpa are finally catching a short break from their long work days. Daddy said there is a man, a guide, that is going to teach him new fishing tricks. Daddy needs all the tricks he can get so he can bring home some walleye for us to eat.
Just to show how much we love our Daddy,
we are shining up the floors for him.
He will be impressed.
Aren’t you? We might start a cleaning business.
Now you know about how much we love and miss our Daddy. We are happy he doesn’t live out of a suitcase anymore. Instead just once in a long while, he likes to go catch a few fish.
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
Miss E and her side kick Miss Anika