The other night as my wife was busy with our fussy three week-old daugther, and after I had just put our three year-old girl down to sleep, I went downstairs to our dining table to clean up. And there I saw two bottles of Yuengling (it’s a Pennsylvania beer), barely supped.
Our beer got interrupted.
But it’s not just the beer. It’s the blogging (writing and reading – I have not been a social blogger at all, visiting only two or three other blogs since the baby was born). It’s worship. It’s a social life. It’s watching Law & Order re-runs. It’s the reading of the newspaper or even the Periscope section of a three-week old copy of Newsweek. All of these regular routines get interrupted by the stuff that two children do.
It used to be – with one kid – that while one parent cared for the baby, the other got a break to read a book, cook dinner, surf the web, take a nap. But with two kids, you must divide and conquer, and I think that our kids are dividing and conquering us pretty good these days. I never imagined how much my life would change with a second child. (For example, these first few paragraphs have taken me nearly an hour to write, in between three attempts at rocking my baby to sleep.)
So, I’m not sure what the short term future of my blogging will be. Once I figure it out – and find the time – you can be sure I’ll write about it here. But until then, and unlike the fake paternity leave I took a few weeks ago, you can likely expect a lot less of the Lutheran Zephyr for at least a few more weeks.