Tag Archives: Parenting

Booze or My Kids: What do I love more?

18 Aug

Simple question. Should be a simple, easy answer. 

But it’s not. It’s complicated, and I’m in denial. 

For many of you out there, I don’t need to say more. I know I’m not alone. I hope I’m not alone. 


The satisfaction of hot chocolate

3 Feb

Tonight I’m not stewing as I recount of the day’s failures. In fact I feel quite satisfied…and pleased with myself.

After a mad rush to get the boy fed and out the door in time, we arrived at his indoor soccer game only to find it was cancelled. Snowed in too I suppose.

I sighed as I read the sign and groaned as we piled back into the car. Then, drawing on my mad parenting skills, I made a detour on the way home, stopping for a surprise hot chocolate with the boy. We talked about the day, traded funny YouTube videos, and now he’s catching up on the day’s Minecraft news while I brag about it.

I’m cherishing this moment. It’s almost…normal.

At peace watching pee wees

17 Jan

I’m pleased to report that, at least at the time of writing, I’m feeling happy, productive and generally satisfied with life right now.

Did I get a job interview? Fix our broken dishwasher? Quit smoking? Even look at my to do list? No.

I’m watching my son – for now I’ll just call him ‘the boy’ – play pee wee hockey. And I’m having my happiest hour of the week.

I’m sure some of my contentment comes off the heels (and a result) of an outstanding week in my personal productivity. My pride is another obvious factor, and I’m sure it helps that the boy’s playing well.

Above all though, I think I’m feeling especially satisfied with myself because, at this very moment, I’m doing everything I possibly can to be the parent I want to be. I’m here, I’m cheering the boy on and I’m beaming with a pride I know he can see.

It may not sound like much, and I know I’m far from being father of the year. But at least for the next three periods, I am the dad I always wanted to be.

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