I just had my short vacation a week ago and it was great.
What made this vacation great you may ask? Well, let me tell you this: after so many years I felt that I have become a “father” again to my youngest daughter.
Oh, please do not get me wrong here. I have never been a delinquent or irresponsible father and I have no plans (yet, ha ha ha) of becoming one to my kids. It is just that when I left to work abroad, I can’t do some simple “fatherly” things anymore like bringing and picking them up in school. As it is always the case for a father like me, the situation has become “Virtual” in the sense that I am always with them all throughout but physically I am somewhere making money in other part of the world.
Sometimes I am an emotional person and I admit with all honesty, I really missed the feeling of being a “physically present father” to my daughter. She, being the youngest among my three kids got the least out of this so-called “fatherly” thing experience.
To catch up on that feeling… I did the “hatid and sundo” everyday just like when she was young and I was still there. I just do not know if my daughter loved it but what the heck. I am still the father who misses doing this sentimental sort of thing.
Sabi nga, it is never too late to do some of the things you want to do. Or, it is just that when one grows old, you tend to __________________. (bahala na kayo magdugtong)
Bago mapunta sa iba ang usapan, let me tell you this, IT WAS GREAT!