Monday, February 14, 2011

I Am Dad

What is my son going to think when I get older, and my athletic performance drops dramatically? Right now, I believe he sees me athletically, as someone he has to work to keep up with on the bike. His vision of me is of one who is capable: I am dad. He hasn't got there in his thinking yet, that I am aging up.

I can just see the future. We are on a bike ride and taking a big hill. He looks back when I can't keep up and says, "What's wrong, dad?"

"I don't know. Maybe being 96 has something to do with it, but I am not sure."
Maybe I haven't got there yet in this aging up business either?