Guys and Silence

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Viewpoint

If you are a guy, I don’t know if you have ever been accused of not being talkative while you are eating. Christina always reminds me to slow down because I eat too fast. I think it was all the Alpha Omega days (gospel band I was a part of in college). We had to learn how to eat quickly since we were always on the move from one retreat to another.

Today, I realized that it is not just the food that causes guys to not talk much but it is also the TV. My boys wanted to eat chicken wings for lunch today so we went to this place where they had literally 5 jumbo screens going and about 25-30 TV’s all over the restaurant. They were all on various sports channels (I didn’t know that they had that many!).

I tried striking up some conversation but the last thing they wanted to do was to talk because of the wings and TV. Then a moment of empathy hit me – hmm… maybe this is what many women feel as they eat with men.

So we ate in silence.

The only sound was from the grunting (approval of the food) and “daddy, I have to go to the bathroom.”

Time with My Boys

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

My time with the boys was a blast. There is something about just hanging out with the guys that bring out a certain side of the male gender. We ate all the food that Christina would not normally let us eat (shhh!). We did a little glow-in the dark miniature golfing, swimming, Chuck E. Cheese, board games, and other things that allowed us to stay up past their normal bedtime.

I am truly blessed to have kids who enjoy things in life.

It is amazing to see how little things like getting a hotel and hanging out can bring our hearts together. Also, it was a good reminder for me that the level of responsibility and influence I have over the boys. Even within our short time together, I could tell they were taking everything in.

It was well worth it… now they are asking what we are planning for their Spring Break.
 
 
 
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Can’t believe some of these rides and games are only 25 cents… just like the good old days of daddy’s time.
 
 
 
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Josiah wanted an action shot. Nothing better than ice cream in February!
 
 
 
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Glow-in-the-dark knights – I just had to take a picture
 
 
 
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Trying to raise up some modern day knights

Earlier Flight

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

When I talked with a NWA’s reservation agent to see if I can get on an earlier flight, they said that all the flights were booked solid. Since Chicago and Detroit had bad weather, they had to cancel a lot of flights and rebook people on the Monday flights.

Therefore, I thought I would not be able to get back on Monday until the evening which meant that I would not have much time with the boys. But I decided that this situation required some extra measures – God’s Providence and also some communication skills.

I went to ORD at 4:30AM and waited for the first agent to get in to their station. After explaining my situation, the NWA agent overbooked me on the first flight out at 6:00AM – I don’t know if it was even following protocol… but I didn’t complain :-)

Thank God for sympathetic airline agents and determination.