My kid builds computers as a side gig. He has improved his skills through lots of practice. When B’s laptop started having issues, he wanted to take it to Pony Boy … our own resident expert. Problem is … Pony is out of our residency. For many years now :(.
Plans were made to go to “his” place. Wise is out-of-town visiting friends. With Lulu away at school, we put the original gang back together again. Only the three of us. Reminiscent of the first 9.5 years of his life.
However this time, I sat in awesome wonder realizing he is an adult with razor-sharp wit. We can talk about issues of the day. I knew this of course but I think I kind blocked it out of my mind. You see to me, he is that grinning baby in the featured picture circa March 1989. He always will be.
I am verklempt … almost talk amongst yourselves emotional. The old man and I did good. Not to brag, because … well because Pony gets credit too … might have been in spite of us. Have you ever thought of that J-Dub? Doh! Also, there are tons of parents are out there, just like us … kicking ass and taking names.
He is my favorite SON. And I only have ONE son which makes having a favorite an okay thing. We are so much alike it is eerie. We both like Arnold Palmers but we hate lemon slices in our iced teas :). Oooohhh scary eerie right ?!? lol
He is spending most of his time with Bank Counsel these days and is being recruited for a compliance job from his current auditor role. Banking vs. insurance but otherwise similar career path. Not sure how that even happened, we both sort of fell into things. B got a little bored with the shop talk so we switched to politics; then literature, and many more interesting geeky things.
Unfortunately or fortunately the PC fix took much longer than expected. We spent seven hours together … felt like minutes. And we laughed … because the sarcastic apple did not fall far from the sarcastic tree(s). B can throw shade too he just does so a little more subtly.
Kurt Vonnegut — ‘Enjoy the little things in life because one day you`ll look back and realize they were the big things.’ Exactly what happened to me today. And I didn’t even have to look back because my joy was right there in front of me. Definitely something for which I am eternally grateful and belongs on my infinity list.
As always, more to come.