Fatherhood Moment

Family picnic at Lafontaine Parc.

Kids abound, around, all over the park. Couples are pushing strollers with two dogs on a leash next to them. Someone you don’t know is prepping the tables, two of them side by side. Friends of friends are unpacking the kids and some toys for everyone.

Kao’s in charge somewhere. Dee found herself a stick so she’s good for a good half hour. You sit and chill, talking with the other dads about work and beer and other things you don’t really care or know about but its all good.

Then you get to watch over the children on their way to the playground, stand at the entrance, the five of them following the leader around the monkey bars and slides, moving as a herd.

You hear the disant sound of cars over at Rachel street. Birds and leafs are moving in the wind, breeze is fresh and hoodies are on. Air is filled with the scent from someones coffee somewhere.

Life is good.

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Fatherhood Moment.

“Fatherhood” Moment

 

Working

And working

and

Planning

Vacations,

And planning

Food,

And groceries

Daycare

And homeworks

 

Cleaning Up

Plus the

Social life,

Being a friend

And a good one that is.

 

The stress

of

Investments,

(Inexistent)

Investments

But

real estate

And

Moving,

And

Planning,

Failing

At planning

And failing

At most things

And failing

At art shows

And

Projects

Replies that don’t come

Then

Waiting on “maybes”

On four different books

At four different stages

in production

After the dead of winter

And 1500 words a day

Every day

Or your carrer is dead.

 

Stress about it

and stress about it

and stress about it

and

Fifteen hundred words a…

 

No.

 

Just no.

It’s beautiful outside.

Smile at random people

Go for a walk

 

Replies will come when they come

Art is for art’s sake

And books don’t pay the rent.

A book a year?

Are you kidding me?

Just be a dad for a while.

Remember?

 

That’s a pretty good thing to be.