“I have a blog”. I keep it updated and current, and once in a while I let it slip for a bit of time – like maybe 17 months give or take a few days. A few comments from friends over the past week have pointed me back here. “Don’t you have a dad blog?”, “What ever happened to those ‘articles’ you used to write?”, and “I guess you don’t blog anymore, huh?”
So, I came back to take a look, dusted the cobwebs off a few posts, read some of my ‘articles’, and I quickly realized that I missed it! Why did I ever abandon Design-a-Dad?! I need to get back on this! I’m going to post something right. . . . (phone rings – detailed, hour long contractor question & answer seeking ensues. . . . ). Oh yeah.
I can’t complain. . . or at least I shouldn’t. My ‘one man show’, Studio m Architecture + Design, is doing well. At any given time (including right now) I have several things in the design stages and construction phase that I should be working on. When that’s not happening, Little Guy is patiently waiting (or at least. . . waiting) to do lots of fun stuff with me, and is smart enough to say things like “you can work later” to lay the groundwork for a little guilt that I’m “on the ‘puter”.
So, that’s it: I’m busy. That’s my excuse for not posting. Welcome to parenthood, right? “You didn’t come to the Halloween party last week” (I was trick or treating). “We need to grab a drink tomorrow night” (I was driving to a client meeting an hour away). “Come on, Dad, let’s play ‘Paw Patrol'” (OK!). As much as I love my job, and I love my Son. . . I am tuning into the fact that I need some little outlets here and there. I’m not talking about going on a week long self realization retreat in the desert. . . but maybe a little break now and then to do some of the things that I like to do.
And here we go . . you have to take a first step, and that’s what this post is all about. Next up is the James Bond movie. . . and yes, I do want to grab that drink! Hopefully I can maintain a little time for me. We shall see (Now back to reviewing bids for our new home build in the Spring. . . . .I’m fulfilling the role of G.C. How much time could that require????).
This book was featured by the American Institute of Architects recently and, although I have not purchased it yet, I think it’s going to be a hit with Little Guy. Let’s face it though, it may be a little intricate for a 3 year old (unless it’s appropriate to color everything one color in a circular pattern). I see something like this and I think of cool things I can do with it. It could be interesting to give him a page every 6 months and have him color it. Over time, I would have a progressive timeline of his coloring abilities. . . all on an architectural based graphic which might be cool in a series of frames for the office.
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