Friday, March 12, 2010

What the!?!? It's 2010...Where have I been?

I tried, I mean I really tried. Last December, I sat in front of this very computer screen and I promised myself that I would get back to business on this blog. And what did I do? I let the blog wither like the forgotten houseplant in the corner of the living room no one every remembers to water.

Fortunately, I think we can save it. I think there is a little bit of green left in this blog to make a returned effort to bring it back to life. My daughter is now 10 months old and in those 10 months I have learned a lot.

Things Like:
  1. Don't go un-diapered unless you are fully prepared to face the consequences.
  2. What the baby eats today can easily become ammo tomorrow.
  3. Sleep is a good thing, perhaps the best of things, and no good thing ever dies...It just gets a little shorter.
One of the most interesting things I've learned as a parent is that any bad thing that involves children in the news suddenly hits me much harder. I put myself in the shoes of those parents and I can't bear the weight of their stories. I think of my little girl and I just want to protect her from everything.

Trouble is, I'm no superman and I know she'll have to experience life and learn some hard lessons on her own, but with every tear or problem she comes at me with I want to be able to put on a cape and save the day.

In 10 months I've learned a lot, but in 10 years I'll learn much, much, more about who I am, who she is, and where I fit in all of the adventures we're bound to have.

So I am making a new promise. There are 294 days left in 2010 and I promise that for at least 150 of those days I will be posting. I've been away from the keyboard too long. Maybe, someone will start reading this again, but if not it's cool. I'm doing it for me...Come a long for the ride if you wish, there's still some room on the bus.


Chris (TessasDad) said...

This is my first visit here. I'm a SAHD and my daughter is approaching her first birthday.

Keeping the blog going is a huge challenge and I don't think there's anything more tiring than that first year as a parent. I sat and stared at my computer for 1 1/2 hours last night before I got to writing the post.

BTW, the seeing bad things happening to children in the news also hits me so much harder. Have talked with other new dads and there seems to be a consensus on that. Totally relate to wanting to protect my daughter from everything as well.

Will be checking in on you again! Good luck man.


surprised mom said...

Welcome back! Winter is a good time to hop off the bus and take a break from blogging. I took a two-month break just a couple of months ago. I'm hopping back the bus. I know you'll be an interesting read and bring back lots of memories of when my girls were young.

I remember crying when my girls were young and I heard horrendous stories about children in the news. Children are so precious and it's hard when you know bad things can happen to them and you can't do anything about it.

Anonymous said...

Another SAHD here and it gets easier to raise and write as they get older but it is still a tough to do. being the best parent trumps writing about it but I for one am interested your writing about it.

edathomedad said...

I can also relate to having great intentions to post and weeks and months going by without any post to show for it. Best of luck.