Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Midday Popcorn

Sometimes in the midst of being incredibly bus-e (I feel like I could pretty much work 24/7 for the next month and still have stuff to do) the most important thing is to give yourself a break during the day to reenergize and rejuvenate.

Such a planned opportunity came yesterday.

While Mom-E was at an appointment, I was able to leave work for a lunch hour and hang out with Bab-E Brother and Little Brother.

I needed to run an errand at the bank, and so they came with me.

It may sound strange, but going to the bank with them was the highlight of my day.

One Bab-E on my shoulder and one Little holding my hand, their eyes were instantly drawn to the free popcorn.

So after a brief (5-minute) meeting which is pretty much an eternity in kid-dom during which Bab-E Brother patted my head and poked my eyes and ears, while Little Brother did gymnastics in the chair, they politely asked if they could have some popcorn.

And with some help from the banker - who bonded with Little Brother over being middle children - we picked up two popcorns in tow and headed back to the mini-van.

We enjoyed a few quiet moments munching together the air-conditioned van...

...before meeting up with Mom-E at her appointment, where they ran and giggled and made strange noises and ground in bits of food crumbs into the carpet in the waiting area, coming within a few hairs of a permanent ban.

But those moments of peacefully munching popcorn together were ones of salty bliss.

What fun boys! I love you!

See you on Fatherhood Friday,


  1. It's that unexpected gift of a little time off work to do a mundane task with small children, and find something special to experience with them while you are at it. One of those priceless moments in your life.

  2. Sounds like a great lunch break! MIddle children UNITE! Love, Aunt-E