Actually, it’s not like entire days or anything, but I definitely have moments where I think to myself…”this would be so much easier if we did not have a baby”.
So let me guess, you think I’m a crappy dad? In all honesty, if you’re one of those people that think I’m a crappy dad for having that thought every once in a while I don’t really have much else to say to you so feel free to go. Read more >>
Change is an odd thing in that it can bring such intense happiness, anticipation, and excitement or it can bring sadness, fear, and feelings of loss.
We all experience change daily but most change that happens is insignificant in the grand scheme of things. That change may come in the form of having to take a detour to work, stop at the grocery store on a day you normally do not, or getting an unexpected letter in the mail from an old friend. We never seem to think twice about these small changes that we encounter but they are there and we adapt quite easily and quickly. Read more >>
This Sunday will mark Sammy’s seventh month on this planet and again, all we seem to be able to ask ourselves is…where has the time gone?
Actually that’s a lie, that question comes up but so do a crap ton of other questions like: Read more >>
I came across this article “The Top 5 Worst Mistakes American Parents Make” and couldn’t help wonder what we’re doing wrong…or better yet, what we might do wrong in the future. I think it’s really interesting that there could be such a difference between the way Americans parent and the way Europeans parent.
What do you think??? Do you agree? Oh yeah, and what do you think us Americans are doing right???
Looking back at getting pregnant and having Sammy is quite difficult at this point. In some ways it seems like it all happened yesterday but in many other ways I feel so far removed from it that I feel like I don’t remember much. On the other hand though, it feels like I remember a lot.
I remember how I felt when Annie first said she was pregnant. I remember how I was ecstatic and scared out of my mind all at the same time. There was also that part of me that simply could not take in that fact…surreal. I’m going to be a dad? Read more >>
Okay, “afraid” may be a strong word (although I don’t think it is) but Annie and I were chatting last night about life, money, Sammy, and all the other issues in the world. We’ve been headed in the direction of attempting to be more minimalistic for the past two or more years. I would say we have mostly failed at this but we have certainly made some progress. Read more >>
Having a baby is hard work. I think we all know that and understand it but it’s just something I’d rather not focus on. Instead I’d like to focus on those things that happen that get you all excited about being a parent like the first time they look up at you, the first smile, or the first time they laugh. We’ve had all these firsts but in the last week we had a bunch more. Read more >>
I can’t think of baseball, but especially the L.A. Dodgers, without thinking of my grandfather (or as we called him, Papa). He passed away 17 years ago as of late last night (April Fool’s Day), although the paperwork says April 2. Anyway, no need to digress into that story. The point is that I used to be a huge baseball fan. My first memories of baseball were going to Dodger games with my grandparents as a young child. Although I don’t follow sports as much as I used to it’s still a great memory for me. Read more >>
This week Annie starts back to working at the office four days a week and working from home one day a week…oh the terror.
I’m kidding and not kidding, all at the same time.
This work-from-home-dad thing is still sinking in. I never thought I would be able to do it and to be honest, I never thought I would want to do it. It’s a very different life than what I’ve been use to and I could say the adjustment has been difficult, but it really hasn’t. Read more >>
They say life is an adventure, right? So why not put a 5 month old in a car for 6 hours and drive to Palm Springs? We successfully took Sammy to Monterey a month or so ago and that was a 2.5 hour car ride each way, in which he did amazing. So how hard could 6 hours be?
The goal was to go visit my grandmother (Nana) and introduce Sammy to her for the first time. So we set the date and almost completely fill Annie Toyota Rav4 with everything Sammy owns. Heck, he had his own suitcase…Annie and I shared one. Read more >>