“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.