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Published on July 10th, 2013 | by John


Abandon Ship? No.

Even with limited communication today, I was able to assess that my wife had a long, arduous day with two kids. Call it…intuition.

Our youngest – a 1 year old – is battling through her recent immunizations, which is piggybacking on her fascination with using her limited vocabulary at extremely high decibel levels. Our other daughter – a 4 year old – has taken up the popular childhood hobby of driving parents to the brink of insanity in her spare time.

As I walked into the house this evening, I was preparing to grab my gear and head out for some Wednesday night b-ball. I walked in…and my wife walked out. She said, “I’m going to mow. If you get them down in 20 minutes, you can go play.”

I thought about running, but reality set in. I couldn’t abandon ship.

I wanted to travel like the upper class on the Titanic, but was forced below decks.

Sometimes, fatherhood means you ride in steerage. Them’s the breaks.


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renovates and operates multi-family buildings in the Hudson Valley area of New York. His biggest job is being a father of two girls. He used to sit and read a lot, but is now a father of two girls. Fond of audio books, podcasts and all types of easily accessible information because he is a father of two girls. Active and healthy except while in the good company of other dads - which usually involves grilling meat and drinking beer.

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