Sort of like my initial leap into parenthood, I really have no idea where to start. Since I became a father almost four years ago I have learned more about myself and about life than I had in all 33 years prior. Easily. So, I decided it was time to chronicle my experiences and subsequent lessons of such a unique undertaking as fatherhood through an equally unique medium – blogging.
The direction that this will take is as of yet pretty undefined (again with a nod to the nature of parenthood). I honestly can’t see how that will matter too much just yet as only a few will really see this and my wife and mom both think I’m a great writer already (which I really appreciate – thanks, guys). I guess, ultimately, my goal with this blog is to simply write and have others read it. Novel, huh? Plainly said, I love to write and this carnival ride of a life as a stay at home dad has provided me with about a baker’s dozen different topics daily before breakfast is even over.
I will certainly be including things I have written since my beautiful daughters graced us with their presence, but I want to primarily focus on the present and where I am now going. I do not intend to litter my posts with cute little anecdotes or cliché parenting tips, though I am sure I will be guilty of including those as well. The real purpose for writing this blog is to explore the ways in which I have grown as a person as a result of this adventure with my daughters, Bug and Lemon (no, I did not really name them that, folks), ages nearly 4 and 2 ½, respectively. Those two, along with my inexpressibly wonderful wife Holly, have allowed me to learn how to be a better husband, dad, friend, son, cook, writer, citizen and innocent bystander and I want to explore those journeys and their origins here. So begins my public narrative of my ridiculous (and wonderful) life. With that said, I would like to leave you with a haiku…..
Quinoa on the dog This wasn’t in the brochure Is it nap time yet?