The Joy & Glory Of Being Dad

As promised here are some links and clips.

“Life doesn’t come with a GPS and if it did mine would constantly say “recalculating.” Some people take the high road and some people take the low road. Me? I don’t take a road, I just follow my nose through thick and thin. During the good times I deem it part of my roguish nature and tell those who ask that I am 240 pounds of 5 year-old boy. During the bad times I attribute it to my disdain for authority and desire to march to the beat of my own drummer. Did I mention that my drummer is always off beat.”

The Naked Truth

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.”
Abraham Lincoln

Who wants to get up and dance?

And now for some more links:

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4 Comments

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  2. Lessons Of A Dad March 19, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Well said. Well said, indeed.

  3. Craig McBreen March 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Things to fix:
    Oh man, there are always so many things to fix, which is one of the reasons I don’t have a home office. There are the kids too, who might drive me completely insane while trying to do work. Oh, one is a teenager and that is an entirely different level of insane. 🙂 Actually, he is a very cool kid and I love him more than anything, but he still drives me COMPLETELY insane!!!! That’s normal, don’t you think? 😉

    Ego:
    I think our little egos are usually working overtime. Usually caught up in the worthless pursuit of trying to figure out how others perceive us. And we often have an inflated version of that story (good or bad). Fact is most everyone you encounter doesn’t really care … at all … and they never will.

    Happy Sunday evening, Jack!

    • Jack March 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      Hi Craig,

      The home office has been a mixed bag for me. It takes a certain amount of discipline not to get distracted by little things.

      There definitely have been moments where I chose to fix a gate or work on the plumbing instead of focusing on work.

      OTOH, since home was my office there were lots of moments that I would find myself working around midnight so it wasn’t like the work didn’t get done.

      The kids are a huge challenge. Can’t imagine what it is like to have a teenager, but I expect that it will be very much as you described it.

      Yep, our egos are probably working overtime. In my mind it is like anything else, something that can help/hurt us. All depends on our approach.

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