Oh The Weather Outside is Frightfully Hot!  

travelingintexas 42M
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8/10/2006 1:25 pm
Oh The Weather Outside is Frightfully Hot!

“It is a wise child that knows its own father, and an unusual one that unreservedly approves of him.” ‒Mark Twain, 1927

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” ‒ Mark Twain


Yes I am stealing it from Bill Cosby. Who cares. I needed a way to change the names of them on here yet be able to talk about them.

Prima (Middle name Donna)- Oldest, eccentric like dad, drama. Girl.

Jesus Christ- Middle kid. Video Game Playing, Science and History loving comedian. Boy.

Holy Shit- Youngest. Adventurous. No fear. None. When I say NO FEAR I mean it literally. His name here was chosen with care. Boy.

My week isn’t over. I just have some quiet time as I wash clothes and kids just swam, ate lunch and passed out in front of the TV.

WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO

Saturday was the zoo. Swim. Sunday was that Medieval Times thing. (What a crock. Can we say tourist trap in my own city?) Swim. Monday was the movies. Swim. Tuesday was the waterpark. Swim (Imagine that!) Today? Swim and then nap and then swim and then eat and then swim. We may possibly see Barnyard tonight but I am not sure. Friday night one more big night out and then they are on their way home and I am miserable and try and regain my strength.

Prima, Jesus, and Holy Traveling have worn Dad out and I love it. Absolutely adore it. They start school next week. Prima is worrying about new clothes (still,) Jesus is upset he isn’t allowed to wear his Astros shirt to his new school because of uniforms and Holy is… where is Holy? Crap.

It is amazing how good I sleep when they are around. I yell and scream and stomp and threaten and all that good stuff, but I don’t mean it. Is that bad? I am new to this single dad stuff. I see them so seldom I don’t like spending my time upset with them. So I let a lot slide that I normally wouldn’t let slide. Don’t get me wrong, I stick to my guns on the important, life changing stuff but I know they get by with a lot more stuff than they would have if we lived in the same house all the time.

It amazes me as I look over them right now. This is my legacy. My heritage. This is what I will leave behind when I am gone. This are the recipients of who I am and will carry my name on after me. Such power in such little ones. Such promise and hope. Many won't understand the reasons I chose what I chose.

However, giving them me fully and completely without holding back is the best gift I am now able to give them. I catch them looking at me occasionally. It is a look of “who is this guy?” Not in a bad way. I see them reaping the rewards of my own newness and I believe they like it. I am not moody, angry, sullen, and all around bear to be around any longer and they open up to me in amazing ways and we live amazingly together. I love the fact I can give them me like this. Yes it has been painful. Yes it has stunk (yes I said stunk)to have gone through it. Man I love being a Dad. What else does one need? My prayer and hope is they will like the new guy just as much as I do.

Just as much as I do.



willing2tryit42 41M
1141 posts
8/10/2006 1:58 pm

BRAVO!!!


rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
8/10/2006 2:22 pm

Baby, you got it. Absolutely. Absolutely.

That last line...

Jeeze.

You just knock me right out sometimes.

and no, I have no idea why I'm writing in 1950 beatnik slang

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


hornylilgirl78 107F

8/10/2006 5:21 pm

Very nice.

Your kids are as lucky to have you, as you are them.

~Horny~

"I'm not cheap, but I am on special this week."


~HLG78~

"As kinky as a cheap garden hose!"


Spirited_lover 63F

8/10/2006 5:24 pm

You rock....enjoy every precious moment


QUEENBEEV 52F  
4206 posts
8/10/2006 6:45 pm

nice to see a real man every now and then sweetie...loving your kids is a good thing...they are the gift that just keeps on giving and giving...smooches u...QueenB

Come on over...let's play in my Castle! The hide and seek is awesome!

RATEYOURSELF


TzarsAmuseChant 42M
2854 posts
8/10/2006 7:54 pm


ThumbChickStool 34F

8/10/2006 10:16 pm

I just knew we'd get a post like this when you ge the chance. And I know how you feel. I'm just learning how much I can do on my own without my husband, and this whole 'newness' is strange to me and my kids. However, for them it means they aren't getting away with as much stuff because Daddy let them get away with everything. You rock, beloved Trav, and enjoy your remaining time with them.

Hugs and kisses from everyone's favorite Las Vegas native


redmartinigirl 44F

8/11/2006 12:52 am

a wise person said to her friend that was thinking of divorce: think of what it would mean to show your children a whole person? Isn't that more important than "doing the right thing" and staying in a relationship that doesn't work? showing her son how to treat a woman? and showing her daughter how to be treated by a man? The friend divorced, and it was painful for all concerned.... but two years on the other side? simply amazing to behold.

Good for you! and good for your children!

~Red


kyplowboy22 62M

8/11/2006 8:40 am

You're doing just fine, beau. Mine turns 30 this wednesday and it was only yesterday he was their age. Funny how you see things when you get a few miles behind you. Best to look in the rearview and see a few bumps back there than a mountain.

kpb


rm_DaphneR 59F
8023 posts
8/11/2006 9:04 am

Heh, glad you had the time with your kids. Brat, you know those kids love their dad.

BTW, expect a call from me. I'll be in your area on Monday.


Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


want2play926 46F

8/11/2006 10:10 am

It is wonderful to see you so happy! Your kids are blessed to have you just the way you are. Your reasons are yours and it seems to be the best ones for you and them.

Enjoy the rest of the time with your babies. I am sure you will fall into a deep coma like sleep later.


rm_goddess1946 107F
13518 posts
8/11/2006 10:56 am

And I loved reading this post, Trav. I have only one daughter and she is amazing. She was my heart and my soul and in many ways, she still is. She is happily married to an amazing man and they have a girlchild together that takes my breath away with pure amazement and delight. She is a miracle as are they all. I will be driving north to celebrate her 2nd birthday soon and my heart is full as I anticipate the drive.

I believe that children are not only our gift to the world, they are God's gift to us no matter what happens along the way. They are our most profound teachers as we are given charge to teach them...and it all comes back to love after all has been said and done. Whether is is them wrapping themselves fearlessly around you at an early age or you finding yourself filled with awe the day your babies walk down the aisle or give birth to another generation of your heart, you will know that few things make sense and yet everything was perfect as you grew together while you were here...

Sending you and your babies love always
{=}

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...
{=}


EyeCandy33333 45F
761 posts
8/11/2006 2:30 pm

that is soooooooo sweet darling!


rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
8/11/2006 5:37 pm

I just had to come back and re-read this.

They leave yet? You OK?

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


sexyariesgirl 58F

8/11/2006 9:14 pm

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad you are all having a wonderful time together! Kids rock!

Power To FOK


TravelinsAuntPat 51F

8/12/2006 2:37 am

OK THERE ARE A FEW THINGS I NEED TO GET OFF MY CHEST HERE. OK GREAT POST FIRST OF ALL. I TOLD YOU ALONG TIME AGO HOW GREAT YOU WERE. WHEN WILL YOU EVER LISTEN TO ME. DUH!!!!! I COULD HAVE SAVED YOU TIME AND ENERGY AND COUNTLESS AFFAIRS IF YOU JUST WOULD HAVE LISTEN TO OLD AUNT PAT. OK WITH THAT BEING SAID.

LET ME GET TO THE TITLE OF YOUR BLOG. "WORST SEX NORTH OF THE RIO GRANDE" OK I DID NOT KNOW THERE WAS SUCH A THING AS SEX NORTH OF THE RIO. WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN BECAUSE APPARENTLY IT WAS NOT IN MY MARITAL CONTRACT.

SECONDLY THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN BEING A DAD.. HELLO HOW CAN BEING A DAD TOP BEING MY NEPHEW. I KNOW I KNOW CALL ME SMALL AND PETTY BUT I WAS HERE FIRST. OK I WILL BACK OFF ON THAT ONE JUST I LOVE THE KIDS SO MUCH.

BUT THE ONE QUESTION I REALLY WANNA KNOW DID YOU EVER FIND HOLY. IS HE STILL MISSING. CAUSE WITH THAT ONE YOU REALLY GOTTA KEEP AN EYEBALL PEELED.

LOVE,
AUNTIE PAT


EyeCandy33333 45F
761 posts
8/12/2006 1:47 pm

Sounds like Holy mite be a little like his daddy-a handful!Hello Trav's Aunt Pat!


MOfunNOWWOW 56F

8/13/2006 9:13 am

Awww hell as much...they probably will have ya on a pedestal, if not already. Daddy's that try have a way of getting there. {=}


MOMO
just a squirrel trying to get a nut


caterpiller76 41F

9/13/2006 9:32 am

I have recently found your blog and I have read quite a bit of it. This entry is one of my favs, among the entry that marked your 1yr anniversary..

Great blog!

Reading you,
Me


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