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The Indefinite Article.

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Stay at Home Parents

In our family, Anthony will be the Mr. Mom, while I go out every day to earn a living ...
of course, he earns his living from home already .. but having a Junior/Juniorette to
look after will add a whole new dimension to his work day -- I wonder just how much
work he will actually be able to do between tending to baby ... and, of course, like
Carol and every other mom who has to leave her child, I'm sure I will also feel those
parting pangs and envy my man for having so much bonding time ... and he will maybe
envy me for having the freedom to walk out the door every day at 7 a.m. ... life is so
complicated ... it's interesting reading that so many of us are experiencing these
things at around the same time.

I like Carol and Killy's solution of facing life's obstacles with a song ...

Colin, maybe what defines you as a man is not so much the day to day grind of
earning The Living but the gradual creation of something larger: life and dreams
and song and the hope and love and promise you see reflected in your children's
eyes when they look at you, the one who makes it all possible.

Life viewed in the near may look like muddled stains on the floor, but viewed over
months or years it becomes a multi-colored landscape of breathtaking complexity
and richly layered meanings, of unanticipated turns and forks in the road, of valleys
that go on and on, only to be capped by glorious peaks, and of interconnected threads
that lead you to become the person you were always meant to be.

Things never change. Then, unexpectedly, they do.


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