Friday, April 3, 2009

The World Waits on No One

I am happy to report that I am not in Kansas anymore. Unfortunately I have no more to write about fatherhood today than Toto. Unquestionably the worst thing about travelling, other than being away from home, is returning to work to find that the entire world kept on going without you. I have about 5 million things to do today. It would be nice if people were considerate enough to refrain from needing me when I am out of the office. I guess the plus side of being needed is job security.

I came home yesterday to a very happy household. I think both Arica and Braden were happy to see me. I took my turn on night watch last night. Braden was pretty nice to his dad only waking me up around 4:30. I rocked him back to sleep pretty quick.

He has a new fun way of waking us up in the morning. He calls out to us via karate kicks to the side of his crib. He kicks directly at the soother on the side of his crib. I think it is called a soother. It combines a series of lights, jungle sounds, and moving monkeys to help put Braden to sleep. He actually turns in on by kicking it with his feet. We may have a soccer player on our hands since he is operating toys with his feet already. I hope not. I don't like soccer. Soccer broke my nose.

I turned on the baby projector that I posted about here to try and get him to stop kicking for 30 minutes or so. It was 6 in the morning which is way too early for karate. The next thing I knew I woke up and it was 8:30. Now I am late for work on a day that I have a million things to do. So that is my situation. Actually this post is a pretty good assessment of fatherhood for working dad. Happy Fatherhood Friday.

11 comments:

Andrew's Daddies said...

LOL...nice to know the projector is working...
I got confused by another poster "New Dad" and thought it was you when I made my comment. Some of the screen names are too close.

Mocha Dad said...

Yes, typical day for a dad.

Isabella said...

Feet or not, at least he knows how to turn it on by himself. :)

Happy FF!

Bella Daddy said...

Ha! Sounds the same around here..Welcome Home!

ciara said...

my kids are older, but they still wake me up early w all their racket hehe

shane said...

Only a kid would be soothed by jungle sounds and jumping monkeys, my kids had an aquarium that made eerie sounds in the middle of the night- the damn thing was creepy

Jason said...

I think my kids had the same aquarium that Shane's did. It's nice when they learn to turn it on by themselves but then you get to hear the music and humming motor running through the monitor instead of the screaming baby :)

Rob said...

Welcome Home, nothing like the kids geting up early. I get up at 3am daily to go to work so sleeping till 7 on Saturday and Sunday is a treat but every weekend my 6 yr old wakes me at 6am with his talking and loud play in his bedroom. LOL. Gotta love him for that.

WeaselMomma said...

Glad your back and I bet your amily is too.

PJ Mullen said...

Ha! I think we have the same thing for our son too. He likes to punch the thing. I hope I don't have a boxer :)

nYCity Mama said...

Sounds like Branden was trying to give you the opportunity of a head start on your busy day...hmmm...smart and oh so helpful already! lol!