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Friday, December 14, 2007

Life lessons from the can


Carolyn and I have been watching over a few young children for the past week. Their parents are close personal friends of ours, and they have gone to Paris on their honey moon, finally after ten years together.

The boys we are looking after are two and four years old. This has been an eye opening experience, full of firsts for me.

-First poopy diaper change (and the second, and the third)
-First time walking a kid to school ( he likes to get close to the moving cars)
-First time my wife and I have slept in someone else's bed together (weird...no further comment)
-First time that our sleep has been interrupted by a squealing toddler.

It has been an educational week, that's for certain. Stress is a an excellent scalpel, peeling back the layers of skin that we allow to grow over things. Being this stressed out, for this long has made both of us greatly appreciate the solitude and quiet of our home life together.

anyhoo, I think I hear a cartoon calling.

2 Comments:

At 12:58 AM, Blogger Andrew G said...

You are a champ, my friend... and, when the time's right, you'll be a fantastic dad Jake.

 
At 12:06 PM, Blogger Sarah-Aubrey said...

This is stunning:

"Stress is an excellent scalpel, peeling back the layers of skin that we allow to grow over things."

PLEASE KEEP WRITING. The silence is deafening when you stop.

 

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