I forgot to reset my car mileage for the week. Next Monday's report will be two weeks combined.
This post is a continuation from Let's Be Conservative: Family Values II.
From what I remember the actual words that came through my freely acquired Focus on the Family “Bringing Up Boys” podcast were, when speaking of parents having more time with their children, “I don’t know how you’re going to do it, but if it’s important, you’ll find a way.”
What if spending more time with my The Boys had recently become more important than ever to me? What if spending more time with my The Boys had become so important that I had found a way?
Why doesn’t Dr Dobson have any suggestions for how to do it?
I do it by doing less.
I do more by doing less.
I gave up a whole bunch of driving my car. I made it inconvenient to do some things. I arranged my life in such a way that sometimes The Boys and I would have to spend up to six hours of time together in a single day just to go to a park and then dinner.
We are untethered. We are adventuring. We are working hard together to find a way to get along for six hours at a time. There is no way out. There is no car to whisk us back home to the safety and privacy of our rooms or our television sets. (Any parallels between this description of my family and descriptions of middle class mass abandonment of the city for the suburbs are perhaps not coincidental.)
I think Dr Dobson and I might have different values.
Minus is the new plus.
(…to be continued…)