Saturday night I left my family at home to attend a trivia event. My leaving caused a lot of confusion…
“Where are you going” Wren and Adi both asked separately as I hurried to get dressed. I suppose changing out of my usual weekend uniform caught their attention.
“I’m just going out,” I said.
As I went to grab a pair of boots, Wren followed me. “But where are you going?”
“Yeah, where?” Adi chimed in. “A graduation? A restaurant?”
“It’s hard to explain,” I said pulling my boots on.
“Can you try?” Wren asked.
I went on to explain about fundraising and this trivia night that was set up to help fund a scholarship.
“Do you understand?” I asked the girls, still eyeing me uncomfortably.
“I guess,” Wren said, satisfied enough to return to whatever she had been playing.
“But I don’t want you to go,” Adi continues. “Daddy never feeds me and I’m hungry.”
“You’ll be fine,” I assured her. “I’ll tell Daddy to feed you.
“But are you leaving… forever?” She asked, looking up at me with her sad eyes.
Clearly, I don’t get out often.