Thursday, February 16, 2012

It happened...

It happened...Steve missed a school function due to work.

It may have been the first time a thing like this happened, but it surely won't be the last.  It stings a bit, but "it is what it is" and we couldn't do anything about it.  In the grand scheme of things, this really isn't a big deal.  Last night was simply a reminder of this lifestyle, and how Steve's work really will play a part in our lives.

Ben had a winter program, called "Love is in the Air" for school. My in-laws came up for the evening, so there were plenty supporters of Ben up on stage.  I was sure to keep the video camera rolling, and we will watch it tonight together now that Steve is home.  I also sent some pictures to Steve from my phone while it was happeneing, so he could be part of it in his own way. 























9 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tie love! He hated it, but with a little bribery and distraction he kept it on. I had to have my FIL tie it, which was bittersweet: I hated that Steve wasn't there to do it (isn't that what a father is supposed to do?!) but a grandpa doing it is the next best thing!

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  2. I feel your pain. The first time Pilot Husband missed a function was my sons first year of preschool. Having never been to any school functions before, I didn't really know how big of a deal this day was for the kids. I sat there alone with my video camera and youngest child. Everyone else had both parents and grandparents and even some friends! I was horrified but tried to make it nice for my son. By the time I got home I was in tears. Now, I am sure to tell him way in advance when something special is coming up and he truly does his very best to get that time off. I guess that is all I can ask for. Your pictures came out very nice. Super cute kids!

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  3. Bummer, I am sorry. Right there with you. Not the same but take video!

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  4. BTW does anyone else find those stupid Google de-coders hard to read? I swear it seems like I read them with beer googles on.

    Post might not make any sense but after you make a comment the computer wants to make sure "you are not a robot." I think the computer just wants to make fun of you.

    great here we go with another one....

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  5. Nicole, I am fortunate to have my inlaws close, no doubt. Sorry you were in tears. These are totally the "being a pilot wife sucks" moments.

    Amanda, I get those decoders too. I fail about 30% of them since they can be so tricky. The video turned out just fine :)

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  6. Joanna, over the years I've noticed that the aviation parents do get to do a lot of the events... Most of the several day events I've helped chaperone have been populated by dads (and moms) who have days off during the "work week". They are the ones who are all in on the rappelling challenge, the geeky science stuff ... And they know what to do when someone hits meltdown mode. "Ummm, Yeah, my dad's not here cause he's got planes to fly." ... I've raised 5 children, and this is still the coolest sounding real reason I've heard.

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  7. 5 children...that is wonderful! We have friends that have 4, and daddy is also a pilot, and I always marvel at them. The family is just a perfect family. That is just great. Yes, they do have a cool reason for missing events :)

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  8. The technology helps for sure with video instant mesaging and so on. I have not had that moment as of yet but I am sure we will hae plenty of time when daddy will miss school performances, so far the things he missed were soccer games, but son didn't really care since he was just barely 3. Thank you for sharing ;0)

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