Monday, July 23, 2007

Daddy’s Back!

(But the picture is from the day I left)

Last Thursday, I loaded up the motorcycle, threw on my club colors, met up with a few brothers and headed north to the Beartooth Motorcycle Rally in Red Lodge, MT.

The rain drenched us and the sun turned our faces red as the miles rolled out under our wheels. It was a great ride and a great time, but I’m glad to be home.

Do you ever wonder how babies judge time? Or what they remember about people/places/things? Maybe they’re like dogs; whether you’re gone for a hour or gone for a month, the dog is always excited to see you and remembers you.

Anytime The Squeaker and I are apart, my fear is she’ll forget me. I’ll return from some trip – or The Squeaker and P.Pie will return from one of their excursions – reach out for my daughter, and Squeak’s eyes will glaze over and as she is deposited into my arms.

Then, to add insult to injury, her lower will lip quiver, the eyes will redden, and from somewhere around her ankles, she’ll bring up a never ending wail.

Fortunately, I don’t think that’ll ever really happen; Squeaker’s never met a person she didn’t immediately take a shine to.
Even her old man.


Blogger b*babbler said...

I think my husband has the very same fear. We just got back from a week long trip, and fortunately the Peanut did *not* scream like an abducted banshee upon seeing his mug again.

However many times he is reunited with her, I don't think the fear ever entirely disappates.

7/24/2007 6:54 PM  
Anonymous golly/lolly said...

OOH, be careful!!! There will come a about 4 months... when she will suddenly realize she dosen't know everyone in the world ...that's when the stranger fear sets in....And if you happen to be gone for several days when that first sets in she may just decide she doesn't really know you (and who among us does?) and start to hollar when she sees you. Or...if she ever reads this blog she may just have a melt down just to distress you!! Kids are such fun!

7/26/2007 1:21 PM  
Anonymous L.A. Daddy said...

Cool. Glad you made it back safe. I know how crazy it can be out there :)

7/26/2007 1:48 PM  
Blogger Jonathon Morgan said...

i used to think the same thing. although, somewhere deep down i think they knew who their parents are (or maybe i'm just kidding myself) ;)

7/27/2007 3:29 PM  

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