Monday, October 3, 2011
While leaving for work today I was treated to a wave and "ba ba ba ba ba ba." Rylyn's own version of "bye bye." What a blessing to be on the receiving end of the milestone. It certainly beats the molars she has been working on as part of a recent birthday present for me.
Almost anywhere I go now I am frequently asked "how is work going?" Some ask me like it is a swear word. Honestly, it is great to be back and I am very proud of myself for the balance I have been maintaining. The next question that often follows is, "how does Chris like being a stay-at-home, Dad?"
"Do I like cake?" I am pretty sure Chris likens his new role to eating Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard DQ Cake.
Interestingly, once we have established that things are going well on the home and work front, the BIG GUN comes out. "Does Chris do the groceries?"
"When I write him a list." Because if I didn't write a list, all we would have to eat is Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard DQ cake. The honest answer is that it is a responsibility we share. However, that is how we view our lives, all parts, something we share...like when Chris holds Ry and they wave "bye bye" each morning.
Luke 5:6-7 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking. 7 So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.
When life hands you more fish than your nets can carry, you call your partners. For me, my first call is to Chris, because I don't have to call far, he is usually in the boat with me. And, we all need other boats for back up too, because you never know when somebody's cell is off.