Friday, May 21, 2010

143: Fatherhood Friday, What am I supposed to do now?

In about 24 hours, my wife a child will be on a plane headed to California for a week. My wife's sister lives on the opposite side of the country and they miss each other a lot. So, for Mother's Day I decided to surprise my wife with plane tickets. It seemed like such a good idea at the time. Now, with the trip approaching fast, I am feeling very anxious. I've never been away from my wife for this long in years, and I've never been away from my daughter at all.

Cynics will surely say I bought the tickets to give myself the vacation, but that's not true. I don't do well when I am away from them. I won't sleep, I'll eat poorly or not at all, and I will be extremely listless. Thanks to Gmail's video chat we'll be able to have some contact, but in the end I'll be all alone.

So what am I supposed to do now?

It's funny how things have changed. These two girls are my entire life. My wife and I have been together for 13yrs (married for 6) and my little girl turned 1 a few weeks ago. When I'm at work I wonder what they are up to, when I'm driving home I can't wait to get in the front door to see them. I'm often bummed when my daughter is still napping when I get home. Is it manly to say that I love getting hugs from both of them is the greatest part of my day? No, probably not, but no one will ever accuse me of being particularly manly.

I just reread that last paragraph and you'd think they were going away for a month, but it's only a week. I can get through this, I can...No really, I can.

I'll let you know how it goes next week.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

144: The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody

It seems that 14,000,000 people have seen this video before I ever heard about it. I was all about the Muppets growing up and this video has all of my favorite characters plus a few new guys that weren't around in my day. I hope the Muppets Studio people continue to put together great clips like this so that my little girl can grow to love them as well!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

145. Wordless Wednesday's - A Stroll Through the Tulips

If not for Dad-Blogs, I probably would forget to post. It's the one spot on the web that actually makes an effort to acknowledge fatherhood...Sure the parenting sites pretend to include us, but with makeup and beauty advertisements all over the place it's hard to make that argument stick. If you haven't seen Dad-Blogs, check it out today...

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