Summer has officially started in the 100lb Countdown household. Bunny has successfully completed 4th grade and I can finally breathe a sigh of relief for a more relaxed schedule. Overall, he has done well in school… and the struggles are for another post. He has asked consistently since my mother moved to South Carolina seven years ago to go and visit. This year is the first time that this was a possibility.
Getting him there was another story. As someone has who hasn’t had a consistent relationship with my mother, my husband was hesitant, to say the least. Since I knew the background, and I knew he knew the background, I had made the decision (after we agreed that he would go) that I would drive up my son alone and return. I’ve made the trip several times ~ no, not from here to SC, but from where I lived in LA to law school. They are approximately the same distance away.
However, the entire family here was against me making that drive alone.
And I was grateful for that. Who wants to drive seven hours alone?
What came next was surprising… my husband would be the one coming with me.
YES… I’m doing cartwheels in my head!
We get ready to go… and the hammer drops. I’m doing this because I don’t think my wife and child should be riding alone for that distance.
How noble of you!
After much discussion (as I said, we don’t really argue), he said that he was unhappy with this particular decision, but he couldn’t let me go alone. He wouldn’t want anyone to think he’d be ok with his children riding alone.
Well, not so noble.
He started to feel ill… coming down with whatever illness my Bee had the night before…during the drive. I drove the last two hours.
Upon our arrival, he was as nice and gracious as a sick person could be. We opted to stay in a hotel for comfort and to not spread the illness unnecessarily. He participated in everything, with a smile on his face (kinda, remember, he was still sick) and tried to enjoy it all while we went sightseeing and ate sushi for lunch.
After all was said and done, and we left my son to spend the next week with my mother, I thanked him for his good spirit. His response:
With this, I know he’s got my back and through our discussions, he knows I have his. We are a great team. I love him so much for all of it!
More on loving my husband here written way before this post was written!
This has been added as a part of this week’s sentence… DEAR DAD…
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