Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Modern Day Dad Balancing Act

I struggle mightily with balancing work / life balance. On second thought, that's not fair to say I am balancing ONLY 2 things. I struggle with balancing dedication to work, commitment to family, carving out time for myself, time with children, preparing for our family's future, monthly date nights, dialogue, reaching out to family and friends...The list goes on.

I wonder specifically what my children think. What is their impression of Dad? I wonder - Do they understand? I wonder - Do they really care? Or simply, all they really want is time with Dad? Am I up to the challenge? Can I balance it all?

As I sit here contemplating, Jaclyn just kissed me on the cheek. I guess that says it all.

2 comments:

dt said...

There is a reason why you spend time writing on your blog. Your kids might not know enough to understand or care, but the fact that you share your thoughts with the world about your "fatherhood matters" makes me realize that you care more than many. JPO, we all care about work life balance. We all care about loved ones. We all care because this is what we really need to worry about. What we care about. I'm glad there is something out there for you to care about. I'm glad that there is something out there for all of us to care about. I think Jaclyn understands what I have to say.

mom2amara said...

Children have the best timing, don't they?

I don't think there will ever be an answer to the balancing act. But the beauty of it is that our children love us all the same.

Thanks for visiting the blog! Sorry it's taken me a few to get to see you!