Here are the top articles from December about love after kids that have been featured on the Love After Kids Facebook page. Read the captions under each picture for the respective article titles and click on the corresponding pics to read the articles. There's one video as well. Happy holidays!
I’ve never been much of a New Year’s resolution kind of guy, but a lot of people dig it and it is an opportunity to take stock, take a step back, set new intentions and start afresh in some ways.
I think it’d be helpful to break it down into the following categories: personal, relationship and parenting and to try to come up with three solid resolutions or goals for each category. If you’re not big on New Year’s resolutions either, just think of this as an inventory taking exercise.
That reminds me of the summers that I worked at my grandfather’s folding box manufacturing company climbing over pallets of dirty boxes to count how many cases were on each pallet and check that against the numbers for the previous inventory. That was the old-school way of doing it. Finding dead rats and used condoms was a bonus prize.
Back to our inventory. I’m doing this as I write. I’m going to take ten minutes right now to think about these three categories and come up with my list. Here it goes…
Deb and the kids leave for Peru on Sunday to visit her family. I usually go, but decided to hang back this time. It was a hard decision and I have mixed feelings about it. I love my in-laws and my brother and sister in-law live in Lima with their one-year old son. I am going to miss spending time with them. I’ve got some close friends there as well that I will also really miss being with.
I decided to stay because I traveled to New York in October and in November. Traveling is tiring and getting more challenging for me physically. I also wanted to get work done on the first course I am creating for Love After Kids, which I’m excited about. I’ll get to have some peace and quiet, which is a mixed blessing, as well as plenty of QT with Phinny.
A couple of Sundays ago, I went with the family to a local brunch place for…um, brunch. We made it out the door before 9:30am, which was a feat in itself. We took the dog with us because we’re really bad dog owners and we haven’t trained him and he controls us.
Our 12- year-old son, Eric, didn’t want to go out for breakfast, but he wanted to be left home alone even less, so he put on his Dr. Dre headphones and sweatpants. He was fine staying home alone when we lived in New York City. But here in Austin, you’d think he lived in the middle of the Amazon. He doesn’t want to stay home because they are gonna get him. Who? The cowboys?