September 20, 2009

Merely A Spectator

It happens everyday but I never remember until I see it begin again.

A beat up '93 Jimmy pulls into the school turn-about and he gets out. Obviously fresh from his job, probably as a mechanic or landscaper, he looks like sort of a "rough-neck" kinda guy.



He stands next to the truck until the bell rings when he steps forward, seeming almost as impatient as the little boy he's there for probably is. The kid, a first-grader maybe, with his black Spider Man backpack flopping on his back flies into the arms of the man, who I can only assume is his dad.


It's not a quick hello hug, they hold tight. The boy's arms tight around the man's neck and the man's arms just as tight around the boy. He loosens his grip only to open the back door to put the boy inside the truck. I can't see them after that and I have to stop watching to get Aidan anyway but I'd watch longer if I could.

12 comments:

Krissi said...

See, one day I hope that will be Caleb and I, however with my luck the story would end with Caleb kicking me in the shins for being such a piss poor excuse of a mom :) Ahhh Good times, good times!

Creepy said...

so sweet!

@eloh said...

Yep, you have to get those public hugs and kisses when you can...pretty soon they think they are "too big" for all that mush.

Wouldn't this be such a different world if all men were able to show their children that kind of love!

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Cool... :)

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

AWE!!! You made me cry... I miss my boys.

~aj~ said...

There is nothing much sweeter than a daddy that is not afraid to show affection...especially to his son(s).

We were at a wedding once and the dad was the groom's "best man" (which was sweet enough in itself!) and then at the end when they hugged, the daddy kissed his son in front of everyone and while many probably thought "WTH?", this emotional sap bawled like a BABY! I told Matt that day that I want him to be the daddy that's not afraid to kiss his 20 year old son. lol

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Very sweet...i am gonna squeeze my 2 little ones when i see them! :)

Brandy Rose said...

Aw, thats too sweet.

Debra said...

One question, is it just that the scene is so heart warming and sweet, or is it something you wish you and your children would do? I find for me that I often envy that kind of public diplay of affection because it is so hard for me to do myself.

Anonymous said...

Sooo sweet.. Reminds me of my son and grandson together.. It's so nice to see good Dad's out there..

melanie said...

Nothing sexier than a man who loves his kid(s)... Is he married? If he isn't, can you pass him my phone number? nudge, nudge

Ordie O. said...

What a sweet observation.