Dad’s need a break too

It seems selfish and a bit self-center, but I got to take a break from being a dad for the past 2 days. That’s right, 48 uninterrupted hours to try to do a few things for me. I am fully aware how unfair this is. Tristan’s mother works way harder than I do and she spends all day, every day watching our son. But even still I felt that I could use a break.

I have complained all summer about not getting to do all the stuff I want. How now that I have a son, I can’t just come and go as I please and do whatever I want, when I want. I bitch and moan that I didn’t get in any hiking this summer, and that I missed Mumford and Sons in Portland, blah blah blah. So by taking a little break and hitting the road I got a chance to do what I wanted on my time schedule. I think it’s important that people get a break from time to time. A release to keep some sense of sanity.

I had 48 hours. I spent 8 of them driving, 11 sleeping, and the rest being awesome. I have tried to pack in as much as I could, to fully enjoy my time away.

First stop was to get my live music fix. I may have missed out on a few shows this year but Awolnation at the State Theater was one I couldn’t pass up. Mom if you’re reading this please click here to see a You Tube video of this band so you know who I’m talking about. They put on a great show in front of a sell out crowd at the State Theater. It was a great opportunity for me to get together with a group of friends (none of whom have children) grab a few beers and catch a great show.

from way up here you can’t hear any babies crying

I got my hiking fix in as well. I spent the day yesterday hiking Tumbledown Mountain in Weld. I took the loop trail up and the brook trail down totaling a little over 5 miles. The weather was great and there was no one else around. It was an absolutely perfect day for a hike.

Throw in 2 runs with the dog, dinner with my folks and 2 hours of The Big Bang Theory and you have a full couple of days. Now that I have all of that out of my system I promise to stop complaining about how I have no time and I can go back to complaining about everything else.

Pat Lemieux

About Pat Lemieux

Pat has it all, family, big old house, dogs, a young son and a quarter-life crisis. He blogs about trying to be who he has always been and be who he now needs to be. He enjoys 90's grunge metal, tasty local brews and the outdoors.