Thursday, October 25, 2007

Slow train to China



What does a Daddy-in-waiting do at slow points in life? He daydreams about what the situation he is in would look like if Julia was with him...here is a true account of one of those experiences!

Last night, on the way home from kids club, I encountered the train crossing,so I put the car in "park" and my mind wandered...

"What would I do if this was me a couple years from now? Julia would be with me, as she would have been part of club, and we would be waiting...I know... I would come up with some stupid, silly little game we would play. How about this, we would pick a letter of the alphabet and any time that letter appeared on one of the train cars we would shout it out, whoever shouted it out first gets a point."

Not surprizingly, I won that game, a shut out actually ;)! But I think that the game is a gooder, so I filed that away for a later use. Back to the day dream...

"Man, what a long train, we need another game...I got it, we predict how many cars will pass before the caboose. Julia and I would pick a number and then count them, one at a time, alternating back and forth... and we would use funny accents to up the entertainment aspect of the game."

"What is that? Sure, 15 cars sounds good Julia, I'll start 'One'-done in my robot voice...'Two' (No, I didn't actually here her voice, I am simply creative, not crazy ;). No need to call the social worker to reassess my viability to be a sound parent). 'Three'-done in my Scottish accent...'Five'-Aussie accent...'7'-English accent"...Despite what my wife says, I am SURE my doing those accents sound different...they do to me!

The count went on..."Well my precious daughter we were off on this one... 35 cars!" I take the car out of park, drive the rest of the way home, get in, have a quick shower...and despite the train, we still weren't too late to watch 'Kid Nation' on TV...

"Shhh, I know you are up past your bed time, but mum is downstairs running a craft class, she won't be upstairs for a while...we're safe!"

Opps, I fell asleep on the couch, with my little girl curled up next to me...we got caught... we all have a good laugh, and head off to bed.

Wonderful day dream...that will one day be reality!

3 comments:

Janet said...

That IS a wonderful daydream, Dad. :-)

PS- Can you really do all those accents? That's pretty good....:-)

mum (sniff) (Blow) (honk) said...

sniff sniff.... can't see to type...

amy said...

What a wonderful post and blog. First time here and I loved it.. Hope my hubby gets to read this. We dream of our daughter with every experience