Over the past four weeks I’ve learned many great things about myself and others. Becoming a parent is an interesting trip into a world you have to witness. I realize in those four weeks there are people who will no longer want to associate with me because all I can seemingly talk about is my daughter. I’m also fully aware this will attract certain readers too. So in my outspoken way I will make sure to do what feels most natural.
When I drive the MINI Cooper, blasting music, for errands… I’m reminded of the childless days. It feels great to have the sunroof open, the music blaring, and not a care in the world. However, when I return home and walk in the front door to my wife and daughter, that too is a very special moment.
I mention this because Daddy Singe has to go back to work on Tuesday. I guarantee a tear will be shed as I drive to work that day. I doubt I will be all that effective in my cubicle. My mind will be on my family. Some folks may not enjoy changing diapers, but I really love it. The past four weeks I’ve changed nearly all of Anna’s diapers as it’s a great chance to bond with her. I’m really pleased how well my wife and I have shared the parenting responsibilities. Not only have I cared for Anna, but I’ve also attempted to aid my wife with her c-section recovery as much as possible. (one way includeds not making her laugh) Now we’ll have to shake things up a bit as she will handle a huge chunk of the parenting while I’m working. A new era in my life is underway.
They say there are major time markers in people’s lives such as post-divorce, loss of a sibling, post girlfriend, pre-marriage, pre-child, etc. I’m certain there are many others “markers” I’ve missed out on, yet this parenthood journey is going to be fun territory. I dreamed about being a parent from a young age and I’ve been an uncle since 1985. Four weeks into this journey, I wouldn’t trade it in for all the sleep in the world. All it takes is a ten second gaze of my daughter in my eyes and I’m on the verge of tears. The power of the child’s stare has to be one of the true joys of parenthood thus far. Also rather magical is watching my wife bond with our daughter. Thirdly it’s also very cool when the child falls asleep on you.
** I’m turning over a new leaf.
** As I was typing this post, two loud thuds were heard. Fuck, that’s freaky shit considering I couldn’t locate the source. My guess, pot lids in our cupboards, Demi Moore, or racoons.
** Crap, I’m all out of ideas after the previous remark so for those of you whining about baby shit, you’re going to have to tough it out or find another blog.
** I got a haircut today from a guy named Danny. I love to bust out wacky terms when directing my hairstylist. Danny didn’t quite understand “make my bangs spikey”. I think he thought I was Kid ‘n Play.