What Kids Really Want From Us

crispydoc Uncategorized 14 Comments

I was recently listening to the excellent This American Life podcast, and came across a story that struck a chord. A divorced father unexpectedly gained custody of his nine-year-old daughter during weekdays, and was bothered by the intrusiveness of her unending questions when he was trying to accomplish tasks in the evenings. Trying to put an end to the interruptions, …

Sisyphus As Parenting Role Model

crispydoc Uncategorized 11 Comments

A big part of my motivation to cut back on shifts is to spend more time with my kids, currently finishing the second and fourth grades. I’m a hands-on dad. I know their teachers, volunteer in their classrooms, and their classmates know me. Not all the time I spend with them is roses and sunshine. On a recent weekend morning …