Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Que Sera, Sera

Steve over at The Hygiene Chronicles tagged me so here I'm detagging:

What was your biggest surprise when you became a parent: I think it’s how much I love the little guy. I remember talking to one parent and he said he loves his partner but he loooooves his son. I didn’t really get that until E came along. If I’m driving around in my car and he’s not in the backseat I have the feeling like I’m missing something. It’s that did I turn the stove off sort of thing. I have to will myself not to think about him sometimes.

Name some things you vowed you'd never do, but find yourself doing now: letting E watch TV. I thought we’d be TV free but I found there are days that I have to hear the news or need to put on Jack’s Big Music Show so I can sit and read the newspaper. It’s getting easier now that E can respond but for a while it felt like I was just talking at E and that’s hard to sustain.

What's the one thing you thought you would do, but actually don't: Go out more often. We’ve had trouble finding a babysitter we can rely on so L and I haven’t had many dates. I feel like a bad partner now and then. Fortunately I’m married to a wonderful man and I know we are doing the best we can.

4 comments:

Steve said...

You know we'll babysit when you need it. We have a pretty flexible schedule.

gayborhood gringo said...

tv...the other parent

Terri said...

ahh haaa...
I can relate to everything you said...
If I lived closer to you, I'd babysit! Mike and I haven't had a date in over 2 years....
and yes,
I keep baby einstein on a lot of the day.. but he doesn't watch it really... but the music in the background is sweet....

You sound just like my husband.. he just didn't get the whole "love of a parent" until we had Matthew...
Matthew is the light of his life...
apple of his eye... you name it...

So sweet of you..
you really should have more..

We're going to be fostering children soon... one more class to go and we're done! There are soo many children that need homes here in Las Vegas... they supposedly need 450 foster familes...
we will foster to adopt.

Red7Eric said...

Awwww, that's sweet. And he's almost two! How exciting!!!