Episode 2 — Multitasking
Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:00 PM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:17 AM
- I'm grateful for any stretch of uninterrupted time to concentrate- to read, to work.
- I'm grateful to work in a "creative" industry that allows a teensy bit of flexibility when it comes to rescuing sick kids from school after they recreate the green puke scene from the Exorcist all over the school nurse.
- I'm grateful to live in an era that expects more of dads.
- Since starting down the dad road in 1997 I've neglected friendships from college, etc. and I'm grateful for the ones who still return my phone calls.
- I'm grateful for anything at all that makes me laugh, and that includes a half dozen Earwolf offerings.
- I'm grateful that Barry's post reminded me to edit this post to include my list
Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:32 AM
1. I'm grateful that I have a wife that can put up with me
2. I'm greatful that I my 2 girls are healthy (today)
3. I'm grateful that I can listen to this podcast
4. I'm grateful that my youngest daughter is an eater
5. I'm grateful for the hour I get to relax after I get the kids to sleep.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:42 AM
Barry - I do have so much to learn! I especially relate to #5 on your gratitude list.
Greg - That is both endearing and scary
I've been posting my gratitude lists here: http://forum.earwolf...ratitude-lists/
Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:04 AM
Anyway, Jeff: embrace the Baby Bjorn. It's the greatest invention ever. It allows for everything you guys talked about in episode 2 - mobility and free hands plus connection and quality bonding time with the baby. It sooths a restless baby, allowing her to feel safe and comfortable while looking around and noticing things. I go on walks with my daughter several times a week. She loves oggling the outside world, and I get to bond with her while getting exercise.
Just my two cents. Keep up the good work.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:08 AM
I can relate with Dave on the dividing up time with kids situation. For me, since I'm a stay at home dad and with them all always - whenever I leave to run an errand when my wife is home the kids take turns coming with me one at a time.
And Jeff, I always feel guilty when I do something without my kids. I'm at home everyday with them and definitely deserve some time away once in a while. Whenever I take that time (maybe once every 3 months or so) I feel awful about it and always try to justify staying home anyways. Sometimes I think I have Stockholm Syndrome when it comes to my house and kids.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:54 PM
I would be interested to hear your guys' stories on your dads/male role models. Not having one growing up makes me curious how others feel having one and how it affects their lives and the lives of their children.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:26 PM
I had the pleasure of interviewing David Koechner for a small television station in Elmwood Park, IL while he was at Second City and was blessed to have had the opportunity. As life has changed and I have moved around, I have seen him show up in various roles from time to time.
This week, I accidentally stumble upon him during an episode of Hollywood Babble On. Then, just before running out the door to drive from Springfield to St Louis, I stumble upon your podcast. Twice in one week on two different shows. Let’s just say the two podcasts could not be more different. With one podcast my wife’s ears would burn off, and the other one she would think he was sweet. It was nice to see his social conscious show up from time to time on both.
There is great insight from both of you on this show. Keep up the fantastic work!
1. Dancing with my children Izzy and Seph to “Call Me Maybe” (leave me alone, the kids love it) before I had to leave town for the night.
2. Having my wife Brooke hug me and pray over me before leaving on my trip. She is my everything.
3. Having David Koechner continue to show up in my life in weird and interesting ways. He won’t remember the interview, but I was a young kid out of college and my first chance at any sort of television work. Basically Wayne’s World with slightly better equipment. I’ll never forget it.
4. Finding the Love, Dad podcast.
5. Having a healthy family and parents.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:37 PM
This rookie dad listened to it at the beginning of day 2 of a full week alone with his 11 month-old son.
I think it can be scary to take care of your child alone the first time, but I have enjoyed the responsibility and the freedom to make decisions without running them by my partner (no disagreements, second-guessing, etc). Whoops. I didn't mean to sound sour. I just mean to say that if you are part of an over-involved parenting team, there are some perks to doing it by yourself at times.
Keep them coming guys!
Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:36 PM