Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Being a father is one of the most rewarding things that's ever happened to me. If you don't have kids, you just won't get it. People will tell you that having kids will change your life, but until you have your own, those are nothing more than words.
Once you're holding your own infant in your arms, this incredible feeling of love overwhelms you. It really is pretty magical. Give it a few more weeks and your heart somehow finds loads more room to grow.
As the years go by, your kids go through so many different stages. There's a tremendous amount of fun in there, but also a fair amount of tears, frustration, and sleepless nights. I've been a "professional dad" for nine years now, so I thought I'd share some insights with you. Here's a look at the 8 Toughest Things About Being a Parent:
No I have no daughters, but the inherent sexism of the mainstream media is frustrating to me nonetheless. The past two weeks have seen the amazing feats of the world's best female athletes. Whether they won any medals or simply participated in the Olympic games, their dedication to their sport and the way in which they run their lives is an example to all young women (and yes men too). But what did we get instead of discussing these women in healthy and intelligent terms? We got.... More Here...
Monday, 13 August 2012
My relationship between my kids and I has progressively become more of a fight as they've headed into their 3's and 4's. It was getting to the point that I almost couldn't stand to hear the sounds of their voices, which is so tragic. Right after one of the kids' huge blowups occurred, I was seriously considering running away and hitch-hiking my way to a Costa Rican beach (the danger didn't even bother me as much as my kid's meltdown). I started cleaning up and coincidentally found some of the tips-for-parenting papers that the pediatrician always hands out during check-ups. I decided to peruse them before throwing them out. Read More...
We recently got bunk beds for Willow and Lucas since they were long overdue for twin sized beds! I ended up having to put them up against a wall with baseboard and needed an extra side rail. I pulled the old Safety First one I had saved from Zack out of storage and put it to use once more.
It was hideously stained. It was one of the only things that survived the last flood and though I cleaned and dried it out it looked really bad.
I scrubbed it over and over but this was as good as it was getting, and that wasn't good enough.
So I made a useful cover for it!