Tuesday, September 3, 2013

First Day of Kindergarten!

When my daughter was born I resigned from my old job and became a stay at home dad. Five years, 9 months, and six days later my wife & I put her on the bus to school for the first time! I now have exactly 8 hours/day, 5 days/week sans kid. The horizon is wide open!

Teri, Freja, Merida, Lutz, 1st, day, school  Teri, Freja, Merida, Lutz, 1st, day, school

I can work on processing my archives, and try to complete 2008 - 2011. Going to the store by myself is going to be a big relief. They put in those little kid shopping carts, and they're the ban of my existence. If you ever take a 5yo to a store with them, you'll understand. I'm going to be able to work on the house without having to stop every 10 minutes. No more making sure she's eating/drinking throughout the day. No more checking to see what she's doing. Hell, I can go meet my wife for lunch in the city!

Then I think about all the playgrounds, games, and fun we had. She only went to school 3 days/week for 2.5 hours. I dropped her off & picked her up. We'd go on adventures, and had a lot of fun. It's the end of the best time in my life.

Then again, I can work again! Already this morning I've processed an uploaded a ton of images. Plus I can do... anything. Wow. Such mixed feelings today. I think I'll go get breakfast, and then paint the house or something.