The days of secret parent book-readers, class cupcake parties, and one teacher to remember for the year are over. She will never have them again. That chapter closed at the start of the summer.
They eat cereal from between couch cushions, “miss” the potty, and put peanut butter in their pockets to save for later.
In my head, I was forever 21 and reaching middle age just didn’t seem to fit with my persona.
The world outside may be cruel, but behind our front door, there’s no fear, judgment, or shame. There’s unconditional love.
It’s good to give your kids positive reinforcement, but also to remind them that the entire world isn’t standing in awe of them
I’ve lifted up heavy objects, taught her to ride a bike, and won more crane games than I can count. Most times I come through in the clutch when I know her eyes are watching.
I’m starting to become the lame one in our dynamic. I know it. I’m not completely there yet, but give it time.
It was one of the most heart-wrenching-in-a-good-way moments I have ever had in my life.
In this context, I barely even know what “noob” means.
I watch though the lens of my camera and the lens of my fatherhood and can’t believe what I am seeing.