It’s only been about three months since I’ve had to go back to work, but I already feel like I miss so much of Miles’s day. The fact that he’s up before I leave for work makes things a little easier (easier in one way, at least), but on most nights I only get maybe 90 minutes with him before bedtime. That gets even worse on the nights I have trivia shows, as I might get a window of 10 minutes between jobs where I can either decide to see Miles or go to the bathroom. But not both.
But it’s hard to overlook just how important money is, particularly since Jaclyn hasn’t been pulling any in for the last month or so. And it’s with all of this in mind that I face my latest conundrum: a potential new trivia show on Monday nights. I’m on the fence about whether or not to go with it. Could I use the “extra” money*? Well, I couldn’t NOT use it. Could I also use the time with my son (and not to be overlooked, my wife)? Refer to paragraph one for that answer.
I feel like I’m at a particular musical crossroads as far as the father archetype I’m veering towards. Is it going to be this?
Or more like this?
Maybe I’m exaggerating, but I will say this: for the first time ever, I understand what Steven Tyler meant when he sang, “I just wanna be with you right here with you, just like this.”**