- 4:49 PM, Monday,
October 19th, 2015:
- And here we are
for the 6th time. It's becoming a blur...
- Yes, 5 years ago
at this very Starbucks I met Talya and last year
was the first time we had nothing to announce
(engagement, babies, etc). Which makes this time the
continuation of a tradition that will be somewhat
- They didn't have
the goddamned coffee though. What is that? We've
bought it every time we've come back and saved the
wrapper for a scrapbook and they just... didn't have
it today. And to be honest? I'm not sure I'm going to
have the time to track one down this week because
OH I DONT KNOW IT'S THE BUSIEST WEEK OF MY LIFE?
- (sigh) I'll admit
it was kind of an annoying tradition as we didn't
really know what to do with all of 'em. Virtual videos
are more fun to collect.
- The kids are also
finally: kids. I know, don't wish away ANY time period
and for the most part I do agree - but the fact that
they can legitimately play with each other absolutely
changes the dynamic in the house. Granted, it's for 30
seconds before a punch and a cry, but it's movement.
It's progress. Mama & Dada need a break after 3
years of this and we've still never spent one night
away from them both (don't get me started), but the
fact that they don't need us CONSTANTLY is helpful.
And as always, Talya gets the brunt of the neediness
as this year has been so complicated with the
business, but that ebb and flow is nearing an end and
there should be some semblance of normalcy
- ...of course this
IS normal for most people. That's the part that is
difficult to process. I absolutely don't work any more
than most fathers and am home far more. But
considering how much free-time we had the first couple
of years? It seems insane. And when work does die
down? That's not really normal. That's a fairy-tale to
most people. As is chilling at Starbucks mid-day just
because (although I did have a gig I had to
get to right after). This is a crazy time and an
absolute whirlwind - but we're surviving.
- As much as
I love 2015, I'm ready for the shift in focus.
It's just around the corner.