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Life Is Good Because Of The Ups and Downs

You and I know very well that there are days, and more than a few, where you just get to crazed and frustrated with your children’s behavior that you literally do not know what to do with your self. You try yoga, meditation, praying to God, booze..nothing seems to quench the rage you are feeling. It’s maddening, it’s insanity, it’s near-stroke inducing. You cope as best you can and try to look on the bright side. You know that they are young and aren’t going to be forever, but that doesn’t help the hear and now.

Then, thankfully like some miracle, so have a great day, the kids are happy and fun, they are playing with each other nicely and showing love toward each other. The birds begin to sing, the clouds part and rainbows appear. Is that a pixie riding a unicorn? It may very well be. Then, on those days, you realize that you have it pretty good and that things could be a whole lot worse. That maybe you expect too much and can’t accept their childishness the way you should. You realize that these are your babies, and they always will be. And that you are better off and your life it better overall despite the ups and downs. Ups and downs are part of life, and it’s something that makes it unique, interesting, and human. You know that God is looking down at you and laughing a lot, but giving you a lot, too. You appreciate the good much more when you have the bad to compare it to. I know it’s tough sometimes…oh I know…but try your best to “let it go” and see what you really have.

Things could be worse, but life is pretty darn special if you let it be.

Dave and Busters 2015

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Time Heals All Wounds

Well, it’s not really a wound, but it’s amazing how fast little Caleb did a 180 in the way he is. The first 5 months, he was tough. I’ll be honest. Always crying, couldn’t be left alone, vomiting like the exorcist. Never sleeping, 5 minute cat naps. Always hungry. It was crazy. I was tired. And cranky. While I loved it overall, and was so happy with be blessed with another little one, I really had to remind myself if this almost all the time. And it worked for the most part, but it wasn’t all daisies and gum drops.

Then, out of the blue…he was awesome. I guess the reflux lessened? I don’t know, but now, he’s a prince. I really mean it. Laughing, smiling, playful. He’s a dream. He jumps in his jumper, he sits and plays with this toys, he walks all over the place in his little care. He’s an absolute joy. He doesn’t turn in early, but he’ll sleep 9 hours a night. He’s eating real food and he take 2-3 naps a day..for at least a half an hour each! He is amazing.  It’s a real joy. The first 5 mos are a distant memory and we are enjoying every minute of having this doll.

It shows you that things change. There are ups and downs. Good times and bad. Life isn’t always perfect, but do your best to embrace it all and try to see the good in it, while dealing with and learning from the bad. We have a good boy now, a really good boy.

Life is good. And thank God…I hated being cranky all the time… ;o)

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