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Mon Jun 18, 2012, 09:57 PM

What I learned: I just spent three days with my adult kids on a road trip.

I have a daughter, 32, and a son, 24. Different moms, same dad (me).

They're nice to me and indulge me when I tell old stories. Three days straight on the road. They are close, too.

It might not seem like such a big deal at first. But, I am getting older and my only sibling died recently, and my wife is very understanding so we made a roadie just for the hell of it. What do you learn?

I learned how good they are and how much they care. Reliving old stuff and having fun for the sake of having fun. Having roadside food and having them drive for you.

Because, they can. And, you taught them how.

I am the luckiest man in the world.

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Reply What I learned: I just spent three days with my adult kids on a road trip. (Original post)
stevedeshazer Jun 2012 OP
bigwillq Jun 2012 #1
seabeyond Jun 2012 #2
liberalnationalist Jun 2012 #15
stevedeshazer Jun 2012 #3
stevedeshazer Jun 2012 #4
quaker bill Jun 2012 #14
tilsammans Jun 2012 #5
MarianJack Jun 2012 #6
handmade34 Jun 2012 #7
abelenkpe Jun 2012 #8
Cracklin Charlie Jun 2012 #9
pnwmom Jun 2012 #10
hamsterjill Jun 2012 #11
marlakay Jun 2012 #12
GeorgeGist Jun 2012 #13
ManyShadesOf Jun 2012 #16
TBF Jun 2012 #17
CoffeeCat Jun 2012 #18
malaise Jun 2012 #19
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catbyte Jun 2012 #21

Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 09:59 PM

1. K and R

 


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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 09:59 PM

2. "I am the luckiest man in the world." yes, you are.

 

that is lovely. i am so glad you did this.

our funnest times have always been getting into the car and taking off. we love it. best family time.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:41 AM

15. I disagree

 

he ain't the luckiest man...I am..I have a 21 month old daughter right now...she is so sweet and cute!

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 10:00 PM

3. And because of this, I have hope.

In a big way.

These kids of mine have it figured out.

They are so wired in.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 10:06 PM

4. And just to add, they picked up the tab.

I'm so proud. They left a nice tip, too.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:49 AM

14. Now that is an experience I look forward to

One of my kids now makes more than I do, the other is still in college. Though I am getting to see my granddaughters this week.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 10:32 PM

5. You raised them well

And now you want to be with them, and they want to be with you. What more could a family want?

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 10:35 PM

6. Well, they do sound like great kids, however...

...I will very respectfully disagree on one point. I think that you're the 2nd luckiest man in the world. With the great kid that my wife and I have, I think that I am the luckiest man in the world!

I could accept a tie though!

PEACE!

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 10:42 PM

7. rec

just because I love your story...

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 10:47 PM

8. K & R

Sweet story. Good job! I cannot wait until my kids take over driving

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 11:20 PM

9. I am so lucky right along with you!


I have a son and a daughter, and somewhere around 25 nieces and nephews in the age range of around 16-30. They have at least one gillion friends between them all. I think they are so much fun to hang around. They are so smart, and funny, and very patient and welcoming to their older (me) friends.

Congratulations, dad!

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:57 AM

10. Sounds like a wonderful Father's Day Weekend! Good for you! n/t

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:59 AM

11. Aw, cool!!!!!

I bet the kids know that they are pretty lucky, too!!!!

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:12 AM

12. I feel some of the same

Taking our first couples only trip with my 33 yr old daughter & son n law and husband at my time share in kauai.

We have laughed so hard I peed my pants...danced together at a reggae concert (fathers day) grumbled while tired...screeched at the large bug in the condo....hugged, swam with the fishies and much more....

We went through rough time while she was a teen and now we are close...she went through a religous phase and voted twice for Bush but then put a sign out last time for Obama and they are dems now....

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:16 AM

13. Me too.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:36 AM

16. This rocks

 

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:40 AM

17. One of the best places to talk to kids -

mine are younger - 9 and 5. I try to get them to walk the dogs with me occasionally too. There's no one else around so they'll talk to me. We talk about school, their favorite toys, what's new on their latest video games - anything to keep those lines of communication open. I'm glad you had a good time

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:45 AM

18. I hope for this...

Our daughters are 11 and 12. As time passes, I hope to have your situation--where your kids
are close with each other and so is the family.

You are a good dad and I am glad that you have this good fortune and love in your life.

There is nothing more important!

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:50 AM

19. Great post

Rec

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:53 AM

20. I love family road trips, making great memories.

Sounds like a great time.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:30 PM

21. Sounds like you had a great Father's Day

Thank you for raising loving, caring people. There aren't enough of them in this world.



Diane
Anishinaabe in MI & mom to Leo, Taz & Nigel, members of Dogs Against Romney, Cat Division
"Mitt is Mean--HISS!

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