First of all, I would like to dedicate this to my beautiful wife and my precious daughter. Both are the love and joys of my life. Without my wife’s support I don’t think I could have made it this far! 🙂
I would like to say that my experience so far, 21 months, has been filled with many joys and challenges. I have learned that everyone should give credit to all the mothers(& fathers) that have, and continue to make the sacrifice and commitment to their children.
I have learned that it is probably the hardest and most challenging job in the world..No kidding!
The sacrifices that so many families have made to have a parent stay at home with their children and not to stick the kids in day care so that they can afford their extravagant lifestyles is to be commended.
The ills that plague society are, in my opinion, in large part due to the fact that the family structure is broken. I hear people blaming the government, other people, their jobs/bosses, corporations, political correctness, etc…for the crime rate and their problems. My bet is that the majority of these people complaining grew up in a broken home. I mean, look at all the children that grow up with no father in the house! It is a big shame.
As for our household, we made the decision to have one of us home. For the last 21 months it has been me. It would have been MUCH easier to just stick our daughter Emma in day care but I think she will be much better off having me home. We decided to make the sacrifices we need so that she will be in a safe and secure environment and that she will know that both (hear that all you workaholic Dads–& Moms) her parents love her very much .
Sure, we are not sending our 21 month-old to Montessori school, ballet, dance, swimming, yoga, speech, judo, gymnastics, ice skating, or any other type of training like so many of the one-uppers out there that like to brag how their 1 yr old has learned how to do a back flip. I know that you know someone like this! I know that I do!! I think it is extremely important that Emma enjoys being a kid. She will have plenty of time to be a serious adult.
I have been planning to write a book for awhile and I think that doing this will spur me to actually get everything down on paper. I only wish that I would have done this sooner!
I plan to report on days events and thoughts as well as look back on the last 21 months. I will share experiences, concerns and beliefs. I would also love your feedback and comments.