My new feel better friend - Ronan's Ramone
This morning was the end of my two month paternity leave, and, while I love where I work, I was not looking forward to being away from the kids. I told Ronan that I wish that I could stay but I couldn't, and gave him a kiss goodbye.
He responded, "Wait, Dad, take Ramone! He'll make you feel better." Ronan picked up his toy car Ramone and handed it to me. I was touched that Ronan, at some level, understood the situation.
Mom also gave me a wonderful picture book of the last eight months
Ramone's been with me (either in my pocket or on my desk), and Ronan was right - the little car does make me feel better.