At some time around 8:00 AM on Friday, June 12th, in Dallas, TX, a little bundle of joy came into my life. I think that this is the earliest that he’s ever been awake. Sure, he’s seen 8:00 AM before, but it was after staying up all night, surely not from waking up, voluntarily.
Over the years, I’ve watched him grow, mature. I’ve seen him play all manner of sports: Basketball, baseball, hockey, and football. I’ve photographed him at work and at play, had a number of interesting conversations with him, listened to his never-ending list of schemes and business ideas, and laughed quite a bit a movies and comedians that we both like. Of course, like any father/son combo, we are prone to butt heads from time-to-time, but I usually win. If you ask him, he’d probably say that I only won when he let me, but we all know the truth!
Now that he’s in college, I only get to see him for a few days during the summer, but it works well. When we see each other, it’s fun. Today, I think that I’ll take him out for lunch and a beer. He can order it himself. LOL This evening, his mom and I are having dinner with him. Another milestone. I guess the next one will be 25, when his insurance rates drop AND he can get a rental car.
Oh, I think that that picture of him washing dishes is the last time that he has washed them … I’ll have to think on that!
Happy Birthday, son!