To say that this years Kidd’s Kids trip is going to be “different” is probably the understatement of the year. A Kidd’s Kids trip to Disney without my boy, Kidd Kraddick. It almost makes me want to shed a tear just thinking about it. But the show and the trip must go on. So, two weeks from today, the kids and their families will board a Southwest Airlines Plane and away we go. And never before will the vision of Kidd Kraddick be more clear. To keep this trip ALIVE. Each time we are able to go to Disneyworld without Kidd will be even more amazing than the year before. Man, I hope, more than anything that somehow, I can do something that will mean something after I’m gone. It doesn’t even have to be anything as GRAND as sending hundreds of people to Disney every year. That would be cool, but it could be something like just having my kids say, “My dad taught me that.” and hopefully, it would be a POSITIVE lesson rather than a negative one. but then again, if they learn from my mistakes and it makes them better people, then I guess that’s ok too.
On to something cooler to talk about. My birthday is 6 weeks away and I have no big plan. I have no dinner with friends planned. I have no Big Party planned. I have no trip to Mexico planned and that’s way different than in years past. If there wasn’t a girlfriend in the picture, I would have a plan well underway. I’m sure of that. but going to Mexico by myself for my birthday while my girlfriend stays home to work just doesn’t have the same ring to it as it once did. I want to spend my birthday with her so I will be staying here. UNLESS, she insists that I go to the beautiful beaches of Playa del Carmen by myself. If she does, I guess I will have to go, all alone, kicking and screaming.
Monday is the day that I pick out my new dog. Or as my girlfriend calls it, Our Dog. I’m not sure if it will be a boy or a girl at this point but all I do know is that I am going on Monday to pick my little bundle of joy out but I won’t actually bring him or her home until we get back from the Kidd’s Kids trip. And then the Potty Training, trips to the grocery store for dog food, trips to the Vet, training to sit, stay, get out of the trash, and everything else will begin. I will go and get the doggie beds, 1 for the house and 1 for the bar, this weekend. Yes, I’m going doggie shopping. I can’t get any doggie winter wear until I know if it is going to be a boy or a girl but I can get a few chew toys and other things now. So, it will mean waking up 15 minutes earlier for the doggie bathroom times for me. How pissed off is my new dog going to be when he finds out I wake up at 3:30 every morning??? Maybe I should tell him that up front so he isn’t surprised, huh?