Posted on: April 17, 2008 10:46 pm

Parenthood....Sure makes you appreciate free time

Well, this is my first blog and I am sure that it will disappoint plenty, but I hope it can entertain/relate to a few.  You know what they say "to the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."

I am blessed with 2 absolutely beautiful kids.  I love them more than anything except my wife of course.  They are pure joy.....most of the time, and I definitely love being a parent.  However, as all of you parents know well with parenthood comes some sacrifice.  Free time is a thing of the past so you have to pick your moments.  Running used to be my moment, but I usually take my daugter with me now.  If you are a runner and have kids you must get a running stroller....I digress.  I had a moment today though.

I left the house, by myself, to go buy my wife a bottle of wine and my son some nasal spray, but it was a moment.  I got in the car and I rolled the windows down, opened the sunroof, changed the cd from Laurie Berkner (kids music I would recommend) to a mixed cd that I made recently and just soaked it all in.  I turned up the Radiohead and took a deep breath of the post thunderstorm cool air and realized that I never would have appreciated such a moment before I was a parent.  It was fantastic.  I even talked to the cashiers at the liquor store and the pharmacy.

Then I returned home to a family of smiling faces (thankfully) and looked forward to another moment whenever that might happen.
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