She bought it with her own money.
She asked me to help her put it together.
I made it 2 hours and only had 1/4 of it done.
I had to go run my 7 mile marathon training run.
I got back home.
She whispered to her mommy…”I think daddy might be too tired to finish it after his run”
She said it disappointed, yet with the understanding of a 30 year old.
I was across the table.
I was too tired.
I was exhausted.
But as I wrote when she was 6…
I knew that she would not remember my 7 mile run in a few years…
She would simply remember having to go to bed with her new dollhouse unfinished.
So…
4 hours later…
We finished…
And she is glowing and alive…
Remember…
You’re 8 year old will not remember your problems…they will just remember that dad was tired and said next time.
So Build…
Los