on the porch

Jenny asked me again if I was going to take off with my slow-moving vehicle….by myself.

Too many blogs about “making a break for it” worry her.

If you read any books about how to disappear in this world ….and, of course, I never have….you might find that riding a bicycle isn’t one of the prescribed methods.

I’m not going anywhere without my family.

But if you write enough blogs about how hard you think it might be to live a life of adventure with little kids, soon people are going to wonder if you don’t have some weird alternative in mind.

Maybe that’s why so many fathers spend so much time on the golf course?

Maybe that’s some weird way of getting out of the house to spend some quality time with yourself or your buddies? Golf?

Some sanctioned and selfish way of saying, “DADDY’S BUSY!!! CAN’T YOU SEE I’M WALKING ON THE GRASS HITTING BALLS WITH MY STICKS?!!”

I don’t play golf.

Maybe the point isn’t trying to figure out how to run away…..maybe it’s figuring out how to live a big life that’s inclusive….trying to figure out how to have the “big adventure” with everybody along?

Running away is easy.

I don’t want to go anywhere all by myself…..

Sitting on the porch with everybody is a lot more satisfying than sailing the seven seas “all by myself”.

“Sitting on the porch”…..I thought it might be funny to write a reassuring blog about the comforts of home….get off this two-wheeled adventure track I’ve been on for the last week and get back to the simple joys of life….just to put her mind at ease….and I found this video while I was looking for videos about porches.

I have too much time on my hands if I can look up videos about “porches”.

There are so many wild videos on YouTube.

Anyway….whether you’re sitting on a porch swing or on the seat of a bicycle….you better be doing it with your family.

You better figure out a way to do it all with the little guys along, too.

That’s a good part of the whole deal.


Oh….what the heck? I can’t resist….check out these guys….doing some more touring….look at those loaded packs!!! I bet there’s a little kid in one of those bags!!! Maybe that’s how they do it?!!

Maybe I can bring the computer out onto the porch….and we can all watch a video about touring some exotic location?

Nahhhhhhhhhhh……that’s no good.

“Just watching” is no good.

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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