So, it seems that people might actually like some of my poems!!  Yeah for an angsty dad!  I may have an agent - and then (once everything's in order) - it will be off to publishers!  Fingers crossed as I survey my trashed homestead with a rare moment of contentment...

Believe me when I say, I have lots of notes and pics like this.  They're all kinda funny, and at the same time, kinda sad.  When you see something like this - you feel like you were just ruining your poor kids life.  So??  Were we torturing our kids by taking them to church?  Or saving their souls from eternal damnation?   Who the heck knows??  But ultimately, the battle of time has won out...

As I realize the cats' litter box hasn't been scooped in over 2 weeks(and we have 2 cats!), I think its time to let all our pets know - they're STILL LOVED!  I wanted to share this picture of a sadly humorous memorial for Bluey, the Betafish.  When he passed away, there were tears and tears...

I think one of the toughest moments every parent faces - is the realization - that it never  ends!  There is no real stop.  No escape.  No return policy.  Especially in the early years, when there's never any sleep and all the days and nights meld together into one long gray period of life.  You're very aware - you can't go back!  And there's no pause button.  Those rare moments to breath come later...

So, I know there's probably not a lot of people reading this, but that's ok.  Cuz I'm just a Dad letting go of all those little battles in life that add up to one big crazy one.  Where time flies fast and you don't have time to catch your breath until you have that one, teeny-tiny quiet moment like this...

Sending your kid to school in tears is one of the worst.  It totally leaves a hole in  your heart.  And for me, I'm feeling like the worst Dad ever.  Of course, it didn't help that my son actually called me the "worst Dad ever"...