Baby Zane is still sick (with an ear infection) and I am reminded of many things in life. One- I have no control over my plans. I was planning on preparing for my work today for many many hours to ensure that today’s session goes well. With sleep deprivation and Zane’s need for me to hold him every second, that was not possible to the degree in which I hoped. Two- My child’s health and well-being means the world to me. When he is ill and in pain, as a parent, I just wish I could take on his pain or just figure out how to console him. I know being with him does a lot, but when he’s screaming in my ear, I’d do anything to zap the pain away. Three- Nothing else matters. I can skip meals, not clean the house, not shower (icky, I know!) and make meals to get by because taking care of him is most important. All my other “worries” go out the door. (People used to tell me this and now I get it). Fourth- and the reason behind this post- is that I am in one piece with the help of Daniel. I am so thankful for how helpful he is! He helped clean, spent time with Zane, and provided me opportunities to do my work. I hope that other partners do the same for their wives/girlfriends and child(ren). I’m glad to say I have been in the presence of many other men who I can say do. Being a parent is hard work and having Daniel as my sidekick makes the sleepless nights and stress dissipate. I’m glad that I now understand more than ever the meaning behind being a team. I used to compare and claim I do more than him, but I do less of that now. Sometimes I still have my moments, but in general, I am able to understand that we each do our best to make our little household function and ensure that everyone’s needs are met (including mine!).
Thanks for being on this journey with me! I encourage you to be a team player in your household and challenge you to do even more than what’s expected!