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Saturday, October 18, 2008

On the Bus With My Son

Today was a great day with my wife and kids. We started out at the pet store, where we looked at and played with animals that cost well more than my mortgage. Then we went and had lunch at Chic-fil-et. How awesome it is to go into a major chain packed with people and sit down to eat while listening to contemporary Christian music.

Over the last week or so, I've noticed that Vincent, who will be 4 next month, has been craving more attention. Being the oldest of 3 can't always be that easy. So, after we got home from lunch and put the other 2 down for naps, I took Vincent to the hospital, parked in the lot, and waited for the bus. You would have thought that I had bought him tickets to Disney World. We got on the bus and went to the mall; a trip that would have taken me less than 10 minutes in a car, took us 50 minutes. But, it was my son and me, talking and laughing together.

We got to the mall, had 20 minutes before the same bus left again. We ran and got a cookie and hurried to the arcade where my son and I played a nascar racing game together. You should've seen us! I'm in my car and he's in his, but I'm using my left foot for my gas pedal and my right foot for his gas pedal. But oh, did we have a blast!

We got back on the bus for the ride back to my car, with Vincent wearing down and lounging in my arms. How I thank God for my children, and for such an awesome day on a city bus.

1 comment:

Higher Calling said...

WE, as parents, want to spend so much money on our children. Yet, the KIDS only want the time! Just like God doesn't want our money (only what it means - because He doesn't NEED it!), He wants US! Spending time with the Lord alone is so rewarding - just like spending time with Vincent is so rewarding! Thanks for the reminder!