Every parent has had the experience of having to eat crow because we found ourselves doing something that we swore in our pre-child days that we never would. You minivan drivers know what I’m talking about. Well, the issue of whether or not it’s acceptable to leash kids in busy public settings is a perfect example where many parents may have had to retreat.
Anyone else ever get this song stuck in your head?
Many marriage experts/counselors/therapists/hobbyists advocate the practice of couples regularly going out on dates. The idea is that intentionally taking time each week/month/quarter/solstice to focus on each other strengthens relationships. Now that we have a three-year-old, these date nights have become especially valuable — both to our marriage, and to our sanity.
From the day they are born, babies are almost completely attached to Mom. For most dads the first few years of a kid’s life make us wonder if were even necessary beyond serving as the secondary diaper changer or substitute floor-walker. But eventually — especially with boys — our time comes.