I was waiting for Momma S to get M down for the night and playing some games of tic-tac-toe with K. I took a break to get a glass of water and when I came back into the living room K hit me with: – I don’t want you to get dead. – (stunned silence) What? – I don’t want you to get old or … Continue reading An Unexpected Conversation
Blogging is a hobby that becomes an expectation. I began this blog to help me cope with the adjustment to stay-at-home fatherhood as I relocated to Sweden with my family. It was a way to connect to the greater world, to remain active while staying home. From there, I developed a relationship with a few other bloggers, I would read their posts and they would … Continue reading The Long Silence
Following a year of being a stay-at-home dad, I am now back working full-time. And while I am definitely enjoying being back to work, there are a few notable things that I am missing. They are, in no particular order: Morning nap time…ah yes, it is 8am and time for M to go back to sleep for two hours. Such a pleasant way to restart … Continue reading Back to the Grind
For those dedicated readers out there…(maybe there are a few)…I have not posted in some time. I started this blog as a means to fill the spare hours of my day as I was learning to be a stay-at-home father. And during all those wonderful nap times, I had some solid moments to sit quietly with my laptop and relay events from my day. Then … Continue reading Blogging: It’s been a while.
In an earlier post, “Where are all the Vickys”, I shared some of the challenges faced here in Sweden regarding making friends. In essence, I explained that the quiet, reserved, and okay with the status quo cultural traits of the Swede makes if quite difficult to start a friendship. Well, having been here a bit longer, things have improved and my family and I have … Continue reading The Big Rottweiler at Home: Family vs. Friends
In the Star Trek DS9 episode ‘Time’s Orphan’, O’Brian gives Worf and Dax their 18-month-old son to care for while they work out some issues with their older daughter. The following YouTube clip from the episode says a lot about fatherhood: Time’s Orphan One of the pull away quotes: “I am a Klingon warrior, and a Starfleet officer. I’ve piloted starships through Dominion minefields; I’ve … Continue reading Even Klingons Struggle
It’s 3pm. K is asleep on his bed surrounded by his diggers. M is asleep on my chest, completely at peace in his daddy’s arms. The iPad is next to me allowing me to catch up with the world. It is perfectly peaceful, just the low soothing hum of this old apartment building. Perhaps it was a good decision to become a stay-at-home dad. Continue reading At this moment