The first time in 6 years
This is how long it’s been since my last sleep over at my dad’s. It’s surprisingly similar even if he lives in a new house. The welcoming steps, the drinks and snacks routine before dinner, the type of dinner, and the after dinner activities are the same. It’s nice to come back to a known environment even if I’ve been gone for years. More so since my passed business could have caused some tension if it would have come out in a conversation. Everyone is courteous, but most importantly, genuinely happy to be together.
The weather that was uncertain in the morning stabilized allowing us to leave safely. My mother was kind enough to drive me half way, and my dad picked me up there to do the other half of the way. Everything lined up, and I’m glad to be here. We established our Covid parameters, and are all comfortable with the level of safety we established in the house. A mindful distance is respected, and hands are washed frequently.
We’re enjoying a bit of television time before bed. I’m going to take that time to relax before an early night. The puzzle fun of last night, and this morning was surprisingly energy consuming. Nothing excessive, but enough to fall asleep easily. Holidays continue, and the reconnection to my pass gets reinforced.