- 1:30 PM, Saturday,
June 11th, 2022:
- I love packing a
bunch of shit in on the last day of a vacation. You
always feel like ya squeezed everything out of
- And just like that
Hawaii is over.
THANK GOD WE DID THIS WHEN THEY WERE THIS AGE.
We're definitely in that phase of parenting. Trying to
pack shit in before they're teens. I will say, I'm
more hopeful than most dads I know about the teen
years, but even if they're good? They're different.
Shit, this trip was so different than trips a few
years ago. They're really their own persons and you
can see where this is all heading... but in 2022? That
was the time to do this trip. Everyone had the most
fun. The best reactions - it's like peek childhood
memory season, ya know? 8 and 9? Especially with the
videos. I don't mean to wax poetic about how much
these videos mean to the family (because that's quite
the humblebrag, no?) but...
- ...GODDAMN THESE VIDEOS MEAN EVERYTHING.
- I cannot stress it
enough. They're currency to our family. They're
watched so often. The kids ADORE having their lives at
their fingertips and they cement memories SO,
FREAKING, HARD. I don't rememeber much before I was 5,
but these kids THINK they remember EVERYTHING.
LOL. It's pretty cute.
- It's also my way
of thanking Karen for the bulk of this trip that I
wouldn't have attempted without her help. Hopefully
the work I did editing everything means something to
her as well. She's on her way here to see a big
hour-long cut of everything. Seems silly since we
haven't even been back for 48 hours, but I wanted
to knock it out right away while it was fresh. Also
kept my mind off the fasting I'm doing to prepare for
the new routine.
- May I never, ever
get to where I was in these videos... but I'll
say this - I still love the dude in 'em. Not sure
I could say that before when I looked like
this. I think it's 'cause I know how happy I am and
that it really is just a "look" and "health" thing.
Before I was soooooooooo miserable if I was that
overweight. I would look at videos and remember the
pain. Now? I see a very happy dad having a very happy
time... one that I just need to compartmentalize a bit
more so I'm not adding SEVENTY FUCKING extra
pounds to my heart.
- And fuck pushing
50 'cause that shit is REAL dawg. GotDAMN.
- Anyway - Hawaii
was amazing... next up? WEIRD AL next