Friday, March 20, 2009

guilt trip


I have mentioned in the past that often times on Fridays Campbell and I plan a special outing or a play date. Every time that we do this I have a moment of guilt. It is usually just for a second as I think about how much Wilson would enjoy what we are doing. The moment passes and I don't really give it any more thought. This was the case last Friday when Pete and I took Campbell and Vivian to the tube room and lunch at Chick-Fil-A.
They had a great time playing and while I thought of Wilson it was a passing thought. That is until that night when Campbell decided to share with his big brother what he had spent the day doing. To say Wilson was sad would be an understatement. He was devastated...brought to tears.
We discovered the tube room last summer and it was something that the 3 of us did together. Campbell and I have gone a few times since Wilson has been in school, but this was the last straw.
I try to not make many promises to my kids for fear I will break them, but I promised Wilson the next time we went to the tube room he would be with us....and so Tuesday we went straight from school to the tube room. The story of Wilson's "interesting" outfit will have to wait for another day.

5 comments:

Milton said...

Oh Whit! I can so see this same thing happening in our world in the future. When it does, I'm sure I'll be here asking what to do. Good post.

Alison Chino said...

now the chinos (avid readers of your blog) all feel that THEY should get to go to the tube room...

Allison Nelson said...

Where is this place?

Peter & Whitney said...

The tube room is at the Church at Rock Creek in LR. You can go there and play or free! It is an oversized version of a McDonalds play place- nicer and cleaner. Great option for rainy days or very hot summer days.

berit_k said...

i believe we'll be checkin out the tube room...