Wednesday, September 17, 2008

No tears

Jackson has been really missing his dad and had a hard time letting him go to work yesterday. He cried and cried and kept asking for his dad to come home. I managed to get him to school and he had a good day. But he sure has been missing his dad since he as been gone so much in rehearsals.

David took the rest of the week off because he is in tech week for his show. So today I asked him to pick Jackson up from school. I didn't tell the boy, just let his dad showing up be a surprise. David picked him up and they went for a milkshake and spent some time together. After dinner tonight, when David was getting ready to head to rehearsal, Jackson said to him, "I'm not going to cry, Daddy, I'm going to let you go." And he did.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh,Marsha, I had tears in my eyes when I read this..
What a great story..
Dave and Kris missed their Dad all the time.....as you know Dad was gone forever when they both were growing up..
And Jackson is lucky, because at least Dad is home at night....
Lou wasn't for years .....
But I totally know what you are talking about...believe me...Sometimes I really don;t know how I did it..lol
Love,
Susanne

Fire Berry said...

ow... the guilt...

Ron said...

That's awesome. Such a sweet story.

Julie said...

Aww, how sweet! I've been in tech week too, and even though I'm with Stella all day, she has been really clingy and wants me to play with her constantly. She hates to let me go and at night she smiles in her sleep when I come in and kiss her goodnight:)