On most days, especially a day like today when it is sunny and 75, I want to leave work to go to a ballgame, play a round of golf, meet up with my wife for a nooner, or just lounge around the house doing nothing in particular.
Today was a bit different though. I have already mentioned how nice it is today and believe me, the thought crossed my mind to take half the day off and go swing the crooked sticks. But I called my wife to see if she had made it home yet. When she answered, I could hear my son in the background talking. My wife put me on speaker phone and he was saying, "Play ballgame with daddy!"
I was ready to walk out the door when my boss came in and told me that I had to get a project done before the end of the day. So here I am, stuck at work, and wanting to be elsewhere. But for one of the first times, it's not to do something for me.
Having kids and them growing up will do that to ya.
To all of the people in this world who take that day when they can and spend as much QT with their kids as possible, my hat is off to you. It's great to be a parent.