Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Being A Parent

They say being a parent is life-changing. And boy, they weren't kidding. Those of you who have kids will understand, I'm sure.

Something at a very deep level just hits you, tugs at your heartstrings. At work, all I can think of is coming home to hold my Allison. At home, I can spend hours just looking at her sleep. This seems to have given me a different perspective on life. You think about your ability to provide for your family. And smaller matters don't seem to bother me as much now.

And though you may be exhausted from the perpetual nighttime crying, it's funny how one can still be blissfully happy.
(and yes, mother and baby are both doing well. Thanks for the well-wishes!)


Anonymous mayan said...

don't u get paternity leave?

6:00 AM  
Blogger MarytrMom said...

She's beautiful Enjoy her when and all you can......they grow up WAY too fast :(

7:40 PM  
Blogger edina monsoon said...

Congratulations Vagus and wife:) Your daughter looks so blissfully serene as she sleep:) I wonder who she'll take over for character. Ahem

5:35 AM  
Blogger walla said...

If of any use:

boy or girl, the eldest will take after the father's traits, good or bad; the second will be the most independent-minded; the third will take after the mother; the fourth will be....and so on, so forth.

since men tend to be more analytical, the father will try to inculcate the good traits, and teach the reasons for avoiding the bad traits, that were in him.

but when the child is small, the seat of reasoning is not developed enough to imbibe those valuable lessons,

and when the child has become a teen, s/he will not be listening except to mimic peers;

and when the teen has reached adulthood, s/he will want to be away on own.

thus the challenge of fatherhood, especially towards the eldest, is how to teach good traits so that bad traits in the father won't be repeated in the child before the child becomes teen or adult..and to do it in an easy-going and natural way that will not crimp the child's own innate character, that fragment that doesn't come from either or both parents but which could have come from some previous something....

8:32 AM  
Blogger Hockeyclimber said...

Awwww.... So cute!

Can't wait to see you guys next month!

10:48 AM  
Anonymous fibrate said...

Congratulations! Aren't baby girls the most wonderful creatures? :)

9:30 AM  
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