Hello, My Name Is Dad – remember me?

Ok so it’s been a while.

A long while.

A long, LONG while.

You look great – did you do something with your hair? New glasses? No?…

Look, I’m sorry – life really takes hold and it becomes super difficult to dedicate the time. Every year brings a new New Year’s resolution to write more (or write SOMETHING), and yet repeatedly I fail. Maybe that’s just cause I’m human…. yeah let’s go with that.

Truth be told, I’ve realized some interesting aspects to parenthood over the course of the last three and half years, but even more notably, I’ve realized how difficult it can be to share all of them! I’ve realized that laying out my life on social media is easy and even entertaining when things are good, but when it’s time to talk about the ‘other’ parts of parenting, I really don’t feel so inclined. Maybe the truth in that is relatable enough to you.

What I have enjoyed doing is continuing to share knowledgeable articles and insights into parenting from actual parenting experts through my Twitter feed. I’ve also been really digging posting to my instagram different dad related pics with clever captions (if I do say so myself).

And I will be the first to tell you that with all it’s challenges, fatherhood is the incredible and I wouldn’t change it for the world… usually… 😉

With all that being said, here I am again, and the least I can do is bring you all up to speed.

Let’s begin with Charlee. She is 3 years and 7 months old and she is phenomenal. Granted, just yesterday she had an absolute meltdown at the mall and needed to be taken out by Becca and I like a lunatic strapped into the stroller, but more-so than not, she is a pleasure – she’s brilliant, insightful, hilarious, clever, gorgeous, and loving.

She is reading, writing, singing songs, telling jokes, and enjoying the hell out of life.

One of her latest gigs is really her favourite, though – the role of big sister!

That’s right!

On October 2nd of last year we welcomed Ever Lillian into our lives. She’s such a wonderful little person and we are gaga over her. She has many of the same mannerisms as Charlee, but also is most definitely her own little person.

She is the happiest baby I’ve ever met and can instantly put a smile on anyone’s face. Pretty sure she says, Mama, Dada, and Ever already too, so she’s a genius just like her sister.

Suffice it to say, there is much to catch up on. I’m off work for the moment enjoying a little self imposed paternity leave, so it gives me a chance to rebaseline and rebalance some things. I aim to keep the ball rolling and the keep the posts coming, so stay tuned!! More excitement to follow!

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