Sunday, June 18, 2017

On Fatherhood

Apparently, it isn't all about the bass, or I'd have finished the series by now!

I've put the series on hold for the time being (Happy 2017 by the way), as more songs and more basslines kept popping into my head after my list was supposedly finalized.  There were a few favourites I'm embarassed to say I'd forgotten, so a complete rewrite is in the works.


I don't know why I feel a need to explain... if you've been following me for any length of time, you'll know I've based my entire blogging career on non-starters and promises of things to come!  (Smile)

My latest excuse?  Fatherhood.  Raising our beautiful little girl is, of course, our priority.  Sure, it cuts heavily into my computer time, video game time, writing time, sleep, dipsomania, etc, but it's worth the sacrifice.

Astrid will be four next weekend.  She's developed a personality that, while borrowing liberally from Jill and I, is uniquely her own.  She's sassy and stubborn, focused and fashionable, crazy and creative, happy and hammy.  She already has a wide variety of (toy) interests, can still field-strip an Android smartphone, and is curious to know how things work (especially when Daddy is building something or working on his bike).

At the risk of sounding cliché, it seems like only yesterday we were bringing Astrid home from the hospital.  It's hard to believe it's already been four years, and at the same time, it's hard to believe it's only been four years... and that the little baby that once fit in the palm of my hand will be starting preschool in the fall!

I'll end it here, before things get all mushy.  Happy Father's Day to all the proud dads out there!