Bear with me, I'm knackered as I've just got in from A&E
So meant to be going with my family to Chamonix next Friday. Been really looking forward to it.
As a bit of back ground I'm a father of 3, our oldest son (9) is severely disabled and We have another son (8) and a daughter (5).
We really like to try and get holidays that suit them all, but as you can imagine its hard work with my big lad, but have been fortunate enough in that my parents tend to come away with us, enabling us to do one day as a whole family with stuff he can do and the next we do all that active stuff with the other 2 while he has a chill out day with my folks.
The younger 2 love bikes, walking swimming etc usual stuff and my 8 year old has really come on this year on his bike and we were planning the odd up lift on the easier stuff.,I have been really (really) looking forward to this, I've been fortunate to ride in the Alps a good few times, but I love riding with my lad more than anything (you know what I mean).
Any way he has gone a broke his ankle tonight, not his fault, he's 8 after all (well it is as I'd told him not to climb were he did it last night, but its no more than I've had done at his age).
Im just not sure if its now worth the hassle and expense, and I don't mean for me. It's 2 days each way, which is lot for everyone and I'm not even sure what hell we'll now do for 2 weeks. His little sister won't be keen on doing anything without him and he's going to feel shit seeing everything he should have been doing. Pushing his brother round in a chair is my job, I'm his dad and as long as I can I will do everything humanly possible to include him, but I can only push one wheelchair at a time (on the plus side at least I have a spare wheelchair). I must admit I was going to have a couple of mornings out on my own but I don't even think I'd both taking a bike now. We'd lose are accommodation costs about €3400, which would obviously hurt, but save I recon about £4k.
I'm not really thinking clearly about it as I'm so tired, but my mind won't switched off.
I am obviously happy he only broke his ankle...... I'm not a bad dad.