Sunday, January 4, 2009

Oil Change


Well, in my younger adult years I've seen it in my co-workers. The empty-nester Dad that spent the weekend giving the college daughter's car an oil change and a good lookin' over. Seemed to me like the kid was old enough to take care of things herself and the Dad was just spoiling her. Guess what I did for the first time this weekend. Changed the oil and gave a good lookin' over to my college daughter's car. I now understand. It's not a chore. It's not a job. I want to do it, and I feel it keeps me connected with her ever-maturing and busy life. Maybe she does feel entitled to this service and maybe she is a little spoiled. I don't care. I'm still her head mechanic.

7 comments:

Scrappy Cat said...

What a nice thing to do for your daughter - I understand your desire very well. Another great sketch - and I love the oily thumb smudge!

winna said...

This is a mightywonderful sketch---just excellent and the thoughts are great for you to share....

Anonymous said...

john, i think you need more acronyms to cover your dc (dear car), lol

i agree with cheryl, i love the oil smudge ;)

mo

Margaret Ann said...

Similin in delight! :)

Liz said...

Love the page and especially the oil smudge! I always love reading your text as well.

Tyanne said...

Seems to me this is what dads are for.. Love the sketch and the sentiment behind it

Spinneretta said...

And the added bonus is that you KNOW what the car is like and can feel a little more comfortable knowing your daughter's car is in good condition right? :)
Loved the oily thumbprint!