Kay lives in her car

April 24, 2008



Kay’s dad died yesterday morning. That’s a topic that deserves a separate posting. But it means Kay headed south, leaving me as Mr. Mom and sole driver.

Today I left work today at 2:00, walking out of a meeting. “You’re coming back, right?” the director asked me. “Oh, no, I’ll be driving for hours,” I replied.

From there, I

  • picked up Trevor from high school and dropped him at home
  • picked up Erin from school and dropped her at home
  • returned to school for the second half of Shelly’s soccer game, then took her home
  • did the lazy dad dinner of picking up pizza
  • took Erin back to school for a musical event, then brought her home

So not counting this morning (when I had to recruit help to get them to two schools at roughly the same time), I did three hours of driving this afternoon alone.



Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

3 responses to Kay lives in her car

  1. I’m very sorry to hear the news. It is definitely a tough time for you guys, let me know if there is anything we can do to help. Oh, and its not lazy dad to pick up pizza, pizza is one of those comfort foods, it makes people feel better (at least while eating it, afterwards is another story).

  2. Yeah, I believe that Kay has been mentioning this phenomenon for quite some time now. You guys are awesome to your kids. My mom gave me money and told me to figure out the bus system when i was like 10….

  3. our prayers are with you all