Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Who Daddies The Daddy?

A recent trip to Florida to do the theme parks, plus a return to a sickness that has devoured the family made me realize this: being a grown-up really sucks.

I am "in charge" by committee. I don't have any desire to lead the family's decisions or pay the check when it comes to the table. And yet, I'm the daddy. That's what society says I do. And yes, there are times when I would take pride in doing just that.

But not all the bloody time. Especially when I'm on vacation. When everyone turns to daddy, who do I turn to?

Even when my dad is with me, as he was on vacation, he was just as guilty as looking to me for help as everyone else. I guess taking a vacation for me would be to not be a daddy for a while.

But that would be boring.


1 comment:

Mary said...

It IS like carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. But isn't the whole world depending on you one of the requirements of a superhero?
Cold comfort when you're up all night dealing with vomiting children, but I'm just sayin'....