Pi gwo chèf mwen yo

Zanmi ki pi pre mwen yo konprann ki jan mwen pasyone sou navèt mwen an. Mwen dwe di ou ke kèlkeswa jan difisil mwen eseye pi bon tèt mwen nan pwojè, travay, karyè ... li pal an konparezon ak sa mwen genyen lakay mwen, pitit gason m ' Bill ak pitit fi Katie. Si mwen te rankontre sò mwen demen, mwen ta kite mond sa a konnen ke mwen te kite yon jenn gason ak jèn ti fi ki gen talan, kè kontan, egoyis, renmen, onèt, ak travay di.

Bill-Man

Pitit gason m 'sezi m' chak fwa li ranmase yon gita, mikwofòn, oswa melanje pwòp mizik li sou PC l 'yo. Li kòmanse nan IUPUI, pran sou yon degre Fizik epi li ka minè nan nenpòt ki kantite zòn, ki gen ladan franse, Acoustical Jeni, oswa Syans politik. Ou pral bezwen koute kèk nan mizik li sou sit li tande talan li, men mwen panse ke ou pral dakò.

Chak wikenn oswa konsa, timoun yo pase tan pran swen ak manman yo. Menm si nou te divòse pou plis pase 5 ane, li nan yon bon relasyon ke nou tout gen ak chak nan nou kenbe lòt la nan konsiderasyon segondè. Timoun yo pa janm gen pou tande nou batay, depi tout objektif nou se pou yo gen kè kontan epi fè tout sa nou kapab pou fè li konsa.

Youn nan egzanp, mwen te bay lòd pou kèk kat gradyasyon pou Bill ranmase kèk lajan pou l 'pou kolèj. Li bezwen yon machin epi li pral bezwen kèk lajan pou liv, mwen panse ke li pral oke sou ekolaj men li ka pran yon prè toujou. Nou pral wè. Anyways, manman l 'voye tout anons yo soti nan fanmi li ak zanmi ak fanmi mwen ak zanmi yo. Sa a trè fre. (Pou nenpòt paran ki divòse oswa ki divòse ... se sou ti moun yo!)

Nou pase 45 minit kondwi a chante sèvo nou yo deyò. Moun ki kondwi pa dwe panse ke nou fou ak envite ki ra sou kondwi a anjeneral sote dwa nan montre nan avèk nou. Pi renmen nou an se Bat soti nan lanfè pa vyann ... men nou koute ak chante tout bagay. Gen yon 70s ak 80s estasyon koup sou wout la konsa pa gen anyen ki koupe limit.

Men, lè nou chante, nou mete tout bagay nan li ... plis teyat la ak zòrèy w pèse kò w, pi bon an. (Nou entèwonp chante a yon fwa nan yon ti tan pou jwèt pi renmen m 'yo, "Devine ke roadkill"). Nan moman sa a nou rive nan sòti 50B, nou ap anjeneral soti nan souf, soti nan vwa, ak ri tankou fou.

Suga-Buga

Kèk mwa de sa, pitit fi mwen an te patisipe nan yon konkou chante Indiana nan Bloomington. Li te prèske yon katastwòf - kle a premye te ateri ak Katie bliye chante a tout antye. Li kriye, konpoze tèt li, e li te kòmanse chante ankò. Mwen pa t 'ede l' - Mwen te konnen li te rale tèt li tounen (men ti gason nou te anbrase apre li te fini). Katie fin fè yon bèl travay epi li ateri lò a.

Aswè a te konsè prentan nan Greenwood Middle School pou koral klas 6yèm, 7yèm, ak 8yèm ane. Katie te gen yon solo, "Portrait nan ble" e li te chante li pou yon mwa nan kay la. Mwen te ba li yon ti moso ti konsèy anvan li te ale nan aswè a - jwenn yon plas ak fikse sou li. Te gen yon koup san paran yo ak elèv yo nan konsè a aswè a Se konsa, mwen te konnen li ta dwe nève. Anvan li te kontinye, li te di m ke li tap chante chante pou mwen an.

Wow

Mwen te panse sou Katie tout jounen jodi a ak kouman li ta fè. Ak ti gason, li te fè! Solo li bellowed nan jimnastik la ak tèt pèp la vire. Mwen pa gen yon kamera videyo trè bon men mwen te rale telefòn kamera PDA mwen epi anrejistre evènman an. Mwen eskize pou ki jan terib bon jan kalite a se ak son an se pa trè fò, men ou ka asire w ke ou tande Katie chante blues yo.

Mwen ta bay manti si mwen di ke mwen pa gen dlo nan je. Mwen pa ka eksprime nan mo ki jan enkwayab li te. Moun ki bò kote m yo vire epi yo di, "Èske se pitit fi ou? Li te kokenn! ”. Yon gade nan Katie ak mwen te kapab wè ki jan kè kontan li te. Timoun mwen yo se pi gwo chèf mwen.

Pa gen anyen ki ap janm pwoche.

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    It’s just amazing how fast kids grow up.

    And as the quote of the day: “Heredity is what parents of smart children believe in.”

    And, hey, wasn’t it you who blogged about hosting one’s own content? Yet the last two videos where both youTubeGoogled?

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    Beautiful post Doug. I have a son on the way, and I can only hope that I’ll be able to be as good a parent to him.

    I also think it’s wonderful that you are able to maintain such a healthy relationship with your ex-wife. As you say, it’s for the kids, and it really doesn’t help if you’re fighting all the time and playing the kids off each other like some sort of twisted mind game. I had friends growing up with parents like that, and it’s really sad to see.

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      Congratulations Brandon! I’ve made a ton of mistakes on the way, believe me. I’ve said things to my kids that I know hurt them when I was angry and sometimes I don’t give them the attention they deserve. But every time we’re going to be away from each other we tell each other we love one another – even when we’re angry. And we hug… a lot!

      I’ve also been honest with my kids about the mistakes I’ve made and I apologize when I’ve done things wrong with them. As much as I can, I allow them to make their own decisions and then we discuss the consequences of those decisions.

      My son jokes about how close our friendship is. We hang out as much as any of his friends do. For IUPUI, he’s actually going to live at home! I’m still the boss (for now).

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        Thanks Doug – I’m really looking forward to being a parent, but find myself worrying about doing a good job and not screwing my kids up.

        I think what you say about being honest with them about mistakes you’ve made in your own life, and letting them make their own decisions is definitely the way to go. There are some lessons that you just have to learn for yourself, even if it’s the hard way.

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