Quite excited about this we are and big thanks to the Jason Jordan and the decomP crew for that. We are also excited to let you know that this joint is part of a series of pieces from our contribution to a new collection titled WHERE YOU SHOULD BE: Four (Aging, Uncertain, Often Confused, Frequently Terrified) Contemporary Writers on Fatherhood that we collaborated on with stellar dad writers dudes and friends Dave Housley, Tom Williams, and BL Pawelek, and will be released by the Andrew Keating and Cobalt. So there's that as well. Excerpt? Word.
"He’s just walking down the street in front of you. It’s what they do of course, walk and breathe, and all those things people engage in when they’re alive and they grow.
He’s in front of you though, and he’s not holding your hand, or looking at you, and that’s different, new.
You’re not even on his radar.
Did you see when she kicked him at recess? your older son says to his friend all mock serious.
Yeah, she replies, he got treated.
Treated, your son says laughing, that’s not how you use the word treated.
No, she says, what’s treated?
It’s like when you say, your mom is so fat, that when she stands in front of the sun it’s like a total eclipse. That’s getting treated, he says.
And they both laugh."