Topic: Personal Commentary
UPDATED with Reid's picture...
Our friend Mark and his little boy, Reid, came over tonight. Reid's a year old and was dressed as a penguin for Halloween. The adults drank beers, chatting between intermittent runs to the door passing out candy.
Reid frequently joined me, standing to my side as I doled out treats to the ghouls, pirates, and Sith Lords.
"You have a cute little boy," One kid said.
"Thanks!" I instantly grinned.
It was cool, I realized, feeling for a brief moment like somebody's dad. I smiled down at the boy. Reid's gaze met my own, knowing something I didn't. His blues eyes were deep with meaning telling me what he lacked the words to actually say.
This fine boy said to me: "You'd make somebody a GREAT dad."
I looked into the next room where Suzanne and Mark were visiting. Maybe... Maybe Suzanne and I should explore that?
Maybe it's time?
Lord, we hadn't really seriously ever... But maybe?
I took a deep breath.
"Dear God," I nearly choked at the realization.
All too frequently, that which is labeled wisdom is in reality a loaded diaper.
Beware the wisdom of children.
Posted by Aron Head
at 11:21 PM CDT
Updated: Saturday, 1 November 2008 8:59 AM CDT