Friday, July 9, 2010
This summer I have been the stay-at-home father of two boys. It is amazing how much time they take. You get them up and feed them breakfast and suddenly it is 9:00. I run an errand, come home, check email and the bank account, and one of them will start asking about "lunch."
Lunch? Really?!? Well sure enough it is 12:30.
I make lunch, clean-up lunch, and look up and it is now 2:00. 2:00? But we just finished lunch. Where did the morning go? How did it get this late already?!
Make a phone call for a technical problem with one thing or another, follow-up on an item from yesterday and suddenly, it is 3:00 and I was hoping to write a blog from Wednesday that got pushed by an appointment for one of the boys and where did the week go?
Was I this busy before? My "to-do" list is still about 13 items long, and it doesn't look like it will be cleared before more is added. Yes, sometimes I add things I have accomplished just so I can show Tammy what all I did do while she was at work. If you are not reading this in a frantic mode, go back and start again.
I have grown amazingly sympathetic with the many stay-at-home parents that I used to hear saying, "I am tired," or "I am so busy today." Kids don't wait. We can't just push them off until tomorrow.
Where do you find time? Time for the important things? Not the urgent stuff like bills and dinner. I mean the deeply important stuff like spouse, family, your kids, strengthening friendships, and the deepening of faith. Where did you spend your time? If you looked back at how you spent the last week, would God, family, and friends even make the list?
Now, back to the "to-do" list before the wife gets home. We have a few errands to run this evening so we ready to for the next project which starts tomorrow. AHHHHHHH!!!!