Missing You This Week

Dear BabyBird,

I’ve been out of town for a whole week, through the weekend, and even over Father’s Day. I miss my buddy!

I’ve only been away for a couple nights at a time since you were born, but this month chained together a boating trip, Apple’s developer conference, and then a few extra nights in San Francisco with Mama to have a weekend together before your baby sister arrives this fall.

FaceTime with Daddy

FaceTime with Daddy

As fun as it’s been taking in the week and a break away from butt wiping, any time I see parents and kids together I wish I had you along. You’re a pretty chill little guy to hang out with most of the time, and whenever I see something new or cool my first thought is always “C would love this!”. I was surprised how much this got to me especially on Father’s Day seeing all the dads and their boys having fun in the city.

I hope you’ve been having a blast with Papa and Grandmama back home. Even though I feel bad not being able to spend Father’s Day with you, I’m really glad you got to have a special day with Papa in its place. We checked in a couple of times and heard all about your adventures looking for surprises by the creek with your new backpack and map, going to the park, and lots of tasty meals. It sounds like you’re being such a big boy with them, and we’re so proud of you.

When we called you on FaceTime yesterday I could tell your little heart was really starting to miss us. Instead of the usual distracted running around, showing off, and ready to “push the button” (end the call) as soon you could move onto something else fun, you kind of stood there gazing at us, not wanting to move. When Grandmama tried to have you push the button you were like, “nope”, and “no push the button either”. We finally did break away against your sobbing protests but it left us with some heavy hearts for the rest of the morning.

We’re packing up our things now, heading out for a last day of fun, and then will home to be with you tonight. We found all sorts of surprises you’ll love and are planning to soak up the whole day with you tomorrow. Thanks for being such a brave little man spending the weekend without us! I know you never want us to be away for too long, but I hope a little bit of practice will make it easier when we have to once in awhile when baby sister comes along.

Miss you tons and we’ll see you tonight!

Love,
Dada