posted on Mar, 9 2015 @ 02:44 AM
I have some excellent news to impart! It was my sons birthday yesterday, his tenth! I got him a telescope as his gift (which he is over the moon
about! Ba-dum-tish), and as an added surprise bonus, I invited him to spend some of the day at my place. He met my mother, and my sister for the first
time, and my sister baked him a Darth Vader cake!
I helped him build a Lego thing that he bought with him from home, and then I gave him the tour of our home, his verdict upon which, was that "its a
very nerdish place!". This he said with absolutely no negativity! He was totally and utterly at peace with it all. I let him play my bass a little
bit, and we have agreed that at some point, he and I will have to jam out some riffs, so that's fantastic! We ate roast pork with veggies and mash,
him sitting up at table with the rest of us, and of course, a certain percentage of that food ended up ON him, rather than in him, but luckily we had
paper towels on hand to deal with the worst of that.
We closed out the proceedings in true geek style, by firing up the PS3, and playing several games. We lost track of time a bit, and before I knew
what was going on, it was six o'clock in the evening, and I knew his mother had plans of some kind for the evening involving the wee mans birthday
celebrations, so I had to get on the telephone to her and ask her to pick him up. She was worried that he might have acted up, but he was a total
treasure the entire time he was with us. Her response to this information was "what did he used to bribe you?" She just could not believe we were
talking about the same child!
The one thing that we did not do yesterday, that would have been really wise, was to take photographs of events as they happened. For all that
imortalising memory is an important past time of human beings these days, I was right there in the moment with my son, the whole way through his
visit, not fiddling with creation of visual data, but being there and attending to him.
It was just... There are not proper words to describe how it felt to have my son in my home, and meet my family, and to be able to bring him smiles
and laughter. Life can be a bugger sometimes, but days like yesterday make putting up with the rest seem totally effortless!