I am aware that this blog is called “My Life”; this is because I was alone when I began this blog in early 2005. Little did I know I would meet my future wife just a few months later. And now of course, we have Rebecca.
So this blog, the title of which I’m unwilling to change, has become all about Rebecca, with just a few added snippets about the weather or some recent shopping trip. This is because my life (the actual life, not the blog) is also all about Rebecca. For nine months we have thought of little else besides our little girl.
We haven’t been to a movie theater, eaten at a fancy restaurant, or a dozen other things we used to do before she was born.
I know that many parents simply keep living their lives (as much as possible) after their babies are born. I’ve known many of them, especially fathers. Many fathers’ lives change very little once their kids are born. They continue to have poker nights with their buddies, go golfing, or do whatever it is they did before the birth of the child. I’ve even known a few mothers whose lives changed very little.
I’m not knocking these parents. It’s what they chose to do.
But it’s not me. I knew ahead of time that I would be the “stay at home Mom” while my wife worked to support us. We planned ahead of time to design our lives around our kid(s).
Also, it’s probably more interesting to read about her development than the few non-Rebecca items in our lives. Seriously, not much else is going on.
We attempt to watch a DVD every now and then when she’s napping. I mow the grass once a week and water once a week if it hasn’t rained (it hadn’t, until a brief shower this morning). We buy groceries and pay bills. I participate in several online forums about photography. We keep the house as clean as possible. See? Boring. :-)