Time Off


“So what are you going to do with your time off?” my Mom asked.

“What time off?”

You see, everyone in my family has gone their own way right now.  I am alone.  I am alone and cannot go with them. Why? Work. Yay! Not really – it fucking sucks.  Another summer. Another set of adventures. Another time where I cannot join my family on any of them.  ANY of them.  I am home to work, be pet watcher, and house sitter.

While I will not have the family to deal with at home – a break from them – it isn’t the same.  I am once again the one who has to stay behind – with work obligations taking priority.  And, it makes me sad.

It makes me sad because in order for everyone to do their thing, I get to miss the things I do love (because they are happening when I’m running everyone around to the right places.)  And it’s not like I’ll get any more time with Daddy because I have work the next day – and pets to deal with – and the like.  So no matter what I hope happens there, it isn’t going to likely happen – not from a lack of wanting, but from a lack of being able to have the time I’d like with him.

I’m trying to make the best of it. I’m sure I will.  But there are sometimes when the price of being the breadwinner sucks ass.

And this is one of them.

What do you think?