Christmas is a time to be with the ones you love. At least, that’s what all the movies and sentimental WhatsApp messages everyone keeps sending me tell me, so it must be true.
Anyway, my work includes some amount of travel, and every time the hardest part is saying goodbye to the Missus and the Minion. I usually go drop them off at the in-laws, so I know they’re not alone at home and that both sets of grandparents are close by to help out in a crisis.
But it doesn’t change the fact that I miss them like crazy, and that from the moment I wave goodbye to them before going through airport security I’m aching to get back to them.
My trip to Orlando this September was no exception, and was probably worse – how can one not dwell on family if you’re literally across the road from Disney Springs? How can I walk past a Princess Boutique and not want to take my little girl there, or visit Diagon Alley and not wish I could apparate my wife, who is as much a fan as I am, there with me?
Then I found the Lego store in Disney Springs, and decided to find my family…
Remember her first birthday? She’s still butterfly-obsessed, and when I showed her this minifigure she immediately accepted that it was she.
Yes, I’m married to Wonder Woman, and woe whoever tries to tell me I’m not. I’ll send my wife after you! Hearing the Minion say Mommy is Wonder Woman is priceless.
Well, what else? “I am your father”, after all.
Merry Christmas from the Kokkies!
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