I just stood there, rake in my hand and tears in my eyes. Just listening to the words that hit me like a truck.
Yesterday the family visited the zoo to celebrate our son’s first birthday. Everyone had a lot of fun making memories feeding giraffes and checking out all the animals. Based on the laughter, smiles, and wonder at seeing these exotic animals in real life, it’s safe to assume he enjoyed the experience. It’s a bittersweet thing … Continue reading Kids grow up fast
You deal with a lot of shit as a parent. I don’t need to say much more than that. Everyone knows the horror stories. Just read this excerpt from a draft post I have saved: As the parents of a 3-year-old, my wife and I deal with whining and attitude on a daily basis. Our … Continue reading I don’t remember the meltdown
Being a parent is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It’s exhausting. It’s frustrating. It’s downright debilitating sometimes. More often than not I’m stressed, frustrated, even angry. And I hate that. Parenting requires so much sacrifice. Am I sacrificing too much that I’m losing who I am? I’m too tired to want to play. I’m … Continue reading Do Anything
“I stopped caring about my career when I had kids,” he says. “Everything that I do, every decision that I make, is how I can get home to my four-year-old and six-year-old faster.” I love this quote from Scott Hanselman, a program manager at Microsoft, author and avid blogger and speaker. It’s from a talk … Continue reading
We have a few special years with our children when they’re the ones that want us around. After that you’re going to be running after them for a bit of attention … It’s a few years, and it’s over. I decided to watch the movie Hook last night after realizing it’s been a while since … Continue reading It’s a few years, and it’s over
Parenthood is the single greatest thing you can do in this life. It’s the only thing that has any real meaning. You can build cities, amass fortunes, acquire fame, and none of it will matter. But that little girl’s hand in yours while you walk through the park? That moment has no price. Continue reading On parenthood