This sad little story happened several weeks ago, but life interfered with blogging. A while back, Joel had to stay home sick from daycare because he had pink eye. After dropping Alex and Lily to daycare, Joel came along while Amanda dropped me off at work. As I left the van, I said goodbye to them both and thought nothing more of it. Later, Amanda told me that as I walked away Joel got the saddest little face and whimpered, “Daddy leaving me?”.
I don’t know about you, but that mental image certainly made me weepy.