Saturday, April 5, 2008


Hi, my name is Fred, and my wife R and I parent the hard way. At least, that’s the way it seems. We feel lucky to have two wonderful children, A (7)and N (4.5), and we don’t take anything for granted, and since they were born we’ve pretty much dedicated ourselves to them.

I’m not here to advocate a life of devotion to their children. I know everyone does it there own way and there is not right way. With this in mind, I also know that every parent loves their child, that goes without saying. It’s just that we’ve known far too many people who, in the twilight of their lives, look back and regret the time they’ve lost with their children, time that they can never have back. Kids grow up quickly, and sooner than you think they don’t want mom or dad around, so we decided to make the most of being a parent.

It’s not always easy, but it’s always rewarding. At the end of the day, we look back and wonder how we sometimes pull it off, but we do. Another testament to the resilience and stamina of the human spirit, and the wonderful thing about children - they really show you how much you can do if you try.

Besides, we get a huge kick out of being around them, and wouldn’t do things any differently. Maybe this blog will go a long way to explain why.

Thanks for listening and take care.

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