Friday, April 3, 2009


I can see where Luke's dad is coming from. I read one post and then another, and the similarities are everywhere. Like me, he has the best son ever and the world's best wife to boot. And like me, it seems he wasn't ready. I imagine him, like me, dismissing those who said, "Everything is going to change." And then I imagine him, like me, admitting they were all correct, but in a totally different way. Because it does change everything, but it also allows us to experience an entirely new dimension in the world.

I think Luke's dad gets it.

He understands that although we don't have time to do the things we did before, when we do find the time everything becomes special. And of course doing something I like to do is fun, but doing it with someone who's experiencing it for the first time is so much better.

So he complains every once in a while. But even while his son is running headlong into the Terrible Twos, Luke's dad knows to keep things in perspective, take a deep breath, and say, "Ahhh, this parenting gig is a hell of a lot of fun...."

Luke, I Am Your Father




  1. Thanks for the post OM. I appreciate being included with the many awesome 'father' bloggers you have featured before me.

    Happy Friday!

  2. Plus, he's got one of the best blog titles ever!

  3. James, thanks. I am building quite the collection here.

    Daddy Geek Boy, I saw it mentioned a few times before I got there. Unlike my title, for example, his blog title sticks, you know? You see that name and say, "I need to go over and visit this one."

  4. Wow, isn't he just a cute pie!! ;)

  5. He looks happy being in public transportation. I guess his future level of disappointment will depend on the city he lives in.



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