For the last week, I've been sneaking The Kid off on shopping quests to find The Man the perfect Father's Day gift. He had something very specific in mind, and I had to drive him to every store I could think of until he found a specimen that met his expectations. It's kind of a silly gift; one that The Man will certainly use, but one that probably doesn't communicate the amount of thought and careful consideration that went into selecting it.
I kind of wish I could wrap that up for The Man instead: the vision of The Kid carefully testing out every option, of comparing this detail to that one, of agonizing over which color to select when finally he found a style that he deemed "special enough." Maybe then he would have an inkling of how much The Kid appreciates him. And how much The Kid's momma does too.