It has been a crazy seven days. First, I was alone with all three kids (reminder: they’re ages 3, 2 and not-yet 1). Next, on Thursday, my associate took off for Colorado to cheer on the Wisconsin Rugby Club in their quest for a national championship (congrats WRC on the achievement – DII Champs!). Finally, on Thursday my phone decided to take a long walk off of some proverbial short pier and ceased to function. I have insurance on it, but my particular model phone is $199 even with said insurance…outside of our budget. Ergo, I have the world’s dumbest phone now in my pocket. For someone who lives on the road, this is a severe hindurance to my workflow.
However, God is good, as my wife returned safely and my children survived the week with me uninjured if not unscathed.
With that in mind, I wanted to leave you with a few quotes I saved up during my Single Dad Experiment, which I will go in-depth with shortly.
“Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you’ve done will have mattered as much.”
“No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.”