He thought he’d told the stories about when his father took him and his siblings on camping trips well but when he looked expectantly in the rearview all he saw was his children’s bent heads, each intent on a device.
They had badgered and begged for those devices and as a divorced father who wanted to maintain contact with his children he of course acquiesced and bought them, but contact remained old-fashioned negotiation via his ex’s landline, his old number, and bordered on bribery and coercion; this ended up a costly trip, but he was confident the payoffs would be immeasurable, once the kids got into it.
“Hey, when we get to the campground I have a present for you.” That got their attention.
When they got to the campground he collected all their phones and ipads and locked them in the trunk, then welcomed them to the present.
“Ah, Dad, get real.”
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