Last night as I was lying in bed trying to fall asleep my thoughts kept turning to my children, and I found myself thinking of ways I can do better as a dad while we’re going through this adventure. I started forming little mental tasks lists in my head. In particular, I kept thinking about Andi. I’m not sure why. But the impression that seemed to weigh on me was that in the four weeks since we’ve been on the island I have felt a certain distancing between the two of us.
It hasn’t been anything drastic or terrible, it’s just that for all of her life she and I have been friends and pals. This is the girl who, at the age of 13, still comes and plops herself down on my lap and tells me a joke she had made up or shares a funny story. We chat together, laugh together, and just spend time being friends together. Lately, however, it seems to me that there’s been less of that. And that thought made me a little sad.
All this was tumbling around in my head as I drifted off to sleep last night. Read the rest of this entry »