Lately I have been such a slacker with this blog. I haven’t posted anything in over a week and I haven’t made a longer post since June 19th. Way too long ago.
I think going to Hawaii really did me in. That was way too much relaxing and doing a whole bunch of nothing. Its hard to recover from something like that you know? Tasting the life of pure luxury, letting the sun kiss my 90% naked body (I wear a Speedo when I go to the beach. Those pasty white thighs need some sun kissin too.), when the big decision of the day is to cool off in the ocean or the pool, when the only pain you feel is the hot sand under your feet as you jog to the not too warm and not to cool, bright blue ocean water to swim with some sea turtles. (btw… the speedo thing was a joke. I do not wear a speedo, that is way too much fabric, I wear a thong. Okay… also a joke. I wear board shorts that European’s make fun of. I wanted to make that clear before you continue to picture me in anything else other than board shorts… and a t shirt that I never take off because I’m insecure about my third nipple and tattoo of Clay Aiken on my chest… now how are you picturing me? Stop picturing me. That’s gross, and you are probably married… to a beautiful woman.)
On to other ridiculous reasons and excuses why I cannot find time to post on my blog besides just admitting I’m kinda lazy.
I have started teaching guitar lessons and that has started taking up more time. But I love playing guitar and teaching it has been incredible so far. It pretty well takes up my whole Tuesday and quite a bit of my Thursday now, but its rockin.
Anyway… the point is between the Kiddos, Teaching Guitar, Recovering from Hawaii and my laziness I haven’t been making time for this blog, and it’s sad because I have loved this blog.
BUT… I got a little inspiration from a friend yesterday.
On my end I really have no idea if anyone actually reads what I write. I write crap and then occasionally a few people leave comments (thanks Mom and Mel [my sister]).
I can check my statistics, but I don’t really know if those visitors actually read the post or just hovered their mouse over the picture of Me and Eowyn on the top of the site a few times, giggled and then hit the back button.
Yesterday though a friend of mine told me that one of their friends (who has kids) reads this blog and the post about Parenting with Patience was a real inspiration to her. She also mentioned that she thought I was funny. It was interesting to me that I was more inspired by the fact that she was inspired to be a better parent than the fact she thought I was funny. I love trying to be funny about parenting, that is why I originally started this blog… to highlight the hilarities of being a parent. There are tons of them, and I think parents (INCLUDING ME) need to laugh a lot more with their kids.
But to know that my post really inspired her in her own parenting habits had a real positive effect on me.
I love my 3 girls more than anything in the world and I will work my hardest to be the best and most involved dad I can be. I hope all parents work hard to be the best they can for their kids. If this blog can have a positive effect on even just a few people’s parenting and help them get an occasional and refreshing laugh in the process then to me that is awesome.
It’s not like I have all the answers… trust me I don’t have many at all. The best answers I have for you about parenting are don’t let your kid have a binky all the way until they are 4… it’s annoying to everyone (don’t get mad if your kid is 4 and still uses a binky… I did the same thing with my first. She had a binky until 4 years old and looking back that was just a terrible idea.), teach your kid to use a real cup as soon as possible because sippy cups are spawned from pure evil, get good at throwing things away (especially toys, even if they are brand new) and have fun with your kids.
Why did I write this post?
I’m not sure. I guess to say I hope to write more on my blog, and if you are reading this I hope you are excited about that. If you are not excited about that… that’s cool too.
So here is to all the tired, hungry, poop on your fingers, pee sniffing, watch your mouth, chef, laundry mat, maid, servant, chauffeur, ATM, clueless people we call parents!