Single Dad Moment
Today I had a total “single Dad” moment, even though I don’t have any children.
I was at my sister’s folding my laundry, which I did at her house in lieu of wasting money at the laundromat. While folding the laundry, I noticed that my nephew Joey was in this little seat/toy contraption that they make for Moms to be able to put down babies. One of his sisters had put him there, but then walked away because she had to answer her phone. So, naturally, he started crying.
And why wouldn’t he? Baby Boy is adorable and deserves attention 24/7.
So I picked up his little seat, brought it into the next room with me, and put it down in front of me while I folded laundry. I organized pants and shirts while he cooed and we had a conversation about what makes a man.
I saw my sister watching me from the kitchen while she was doing dishes.
“I just had a weird Future Dad moment,” I said.
“Yeah I know,” she replied. “I just had like this weird ‘looking into the future’ type feeling watching you do that.”
“Only if they ever find me,” I replied wistfully and with a bit of concern and dread. “Only if they ever find me…”