I took my son, Dimitri, up to Boston for Easter and to visit with Dylan, his best friend from our old home in Los Angeles.
We might be able to go up and see Dylan again tomorrow or Saturday. But do I really want to drive another four hours each way (8 hours round trip) just so that he can see his friend? Do I care more about my convenience and my enthusiasm for hacking on Jikes RVM, or about my son's friendship? And how much will this matter a few months from now?
I certainly don't need to put in the hours at work; I've been putting in plenty of overtime.