Posted by: Ofer Aronskind | March 1, 2010

They grow up so fast

I love getting in the car with my boys, cranking the radio and heading out on a road trip. We sing, we yell, we fight. Sometimes we bring along Sammy our dog just to add to the chaos inside that car. We’ve done trips like that to the Berkshires, Philly, D.C., the Adirondacks, Boston, Hershey. All good stuff. I know there’s going to be a time — and I’m sure it will sneak up on me real soon — when the road trip will be one that involves visiting colleges when my oldest boy hits senior year. Although I look forward to those weekend trips I know there will be a sadness to them. They will mark an end to the innocent road trips of my son’s childhood and will usher in a new era of travel — one where he is in all likelihood behind the wheel. It will mark a time when we are searching for a school for him…a place for him to call home for the next four years. It’s still all good…it’s the natural progression of things but it doesn’t mean I have to like it. Give me just one more trip to Hershey…that’s all I ask.



  1. Its sad but its reality that sooner or later that our kids will leave our roof and venture on their own lives. It’s inevitable and as a parent all we can do is support them.

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