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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I'm Not Just A Father, I'm Also Peter Pan

My son had been sick over the weekend. Now, when my son gets sicks it's a mixed blessing. Imagine, if you will, a tornado that for a brief moment lifts off the ground and does no damage. That's what it was like this couple of days. In fairness, my son doesn't damage anything. He was blessed with unlimited amounts of energy. He loves to play and he loves to play with others. He wants you to experience everything he is experiencing, in real time.

I admit sometimes it is hard to keep up with him (his teacher is nodding her head right now). But, there are those moments when everything clicks at once. He slows down and we are traveling at the same speed. A window of opportunity opens up and it is parental joy. He's learning from me and I am learning from him.

Yesterday we were talking, a chat as he likes to call it, at bedtime. I had just given him a "tough-love" lesson about the importance of listening. I told him that learning to listen now will help him when he grows up. He asked if I will still be grown up when he gets older. I explained that I would, but I might have gray hair, less hair, and maybe some wrinkles.

Poor kid started to get teary and exclaim, "I don't want you to get old! Are you going to be BALD?"

I calmed him down and realized that with him around I will never get old. I can't promise the hair will always be there, but my child like heart will never go away. After he went to sleep I play a video game just to stay in shape.

Does anybody have the number for Men's Hair Club?


bill said...


when you give a child a life, they give you one in return, if you let them.

Ernest T. Bass said...

I like eggs.

Mark Ploch said...

"therein": the,there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.

bill said...

Word of the Day


Part of Speech: adjective

Pronunciation: ['sæt-ê(r)-nIn]

Definition: Pertaining to the planet Saturn (archaic); born under the influence of Saturn, hence gloomy, grumpy, sour, and with a sarcastic attitude.

Usage: "You would expect General Newsance to be less saturnine after such a mercurial rise to the top rank."

Tara said...

I feel the same way, however I fear the teenage years will bring on the old age fast.

Mark Ploch said...


No doubts!

Scott Plocharczyk said...

Tara when she hits 12 just order tranquilizers and booze and you'll miss those teen years. :-)

Tara said...

Scott, you always have such great advice, lol.

Anonymous said...

How precious....(rolls eyes and throws up).

Matt A. said...

Hey Mark! it's Matt. I think this is my first time reading your blog. It's really cool and I enjoyed reading it. Say hi to Jim for me. See ya

Mr. Hand said...

My analysis of this blog......


Mark Ploch said...


Glad to know I'm in with the youth.

Or should I say I'm down wit dat.

Mr. Hand said...

Like I said...... L-A-M-E.

PeaKay40 said...

This was a great blog.
I enjoyed it.BUT
What's with the How does Mark marry
the women thing?????????
Keep writing
I'll keep reading

Mr. Hand said...