Bradley | Sep 13, 2019 | 0
K is for Kin
My son is up early and brought his homework into my bed. Only family does that.
I’m proud of so many elements of that single sentence.
- Son: he’s mine and I’m his. Family works like that. It’s mathematical, it’s simple, no ambiguity.
- Up early: if he has some of my blood, this will become a habit. For me, it’s the coziest time of the day when the world isn’t yet awake.
- Homework: I don’t remember ever volunteering to do homework, much less early, or in my parents’ bed. Not all together, but any of those.
- My bed: my wife is on a trip. My bed now has a little boy doing his book report in it. I’m working on my naming project.
I’m going to stop and take a deep breath as I know these moments don’t come around very often. In fact, of the four points above, the only one that I know will be back tomorrow is number one. In the time it’s taken me to write this, it’s no longer that early, he’s done with his homework, and he just got out of my bed.
Moment duly noted. Enjoy your Friday. I will.
kin: a group of persons descended from a common ancestor or constituting a family, clan, tribe, or race