Balancing Act & The Art of D.I.(wh)Y.
I’ve moved on… To Dentistry
“I can’t go to school today” sob, sob. ” I can’t eat breakfast” whine, whine. My braces are broken and stabbing my cheek” windge, windge.
Some mornings, are some mornings.
Luckily, when I was convinced that I could keep the day on schedule and pulled out the trusty rusty needle-nose pliers before my conference call, I took a breath. Pulled out of dentistry, to delegate to the eldest to take his brother to the dentist. Big Brother = live-in Nanny.
Lemonade out of Lemons, and I didn’t even have to sterilize my tools.
The Balancing Act & the Daily Schedule
One of life’s greatest challenges is the balancing act between wanting to be the worlds best in the boardroom and the in the homeroom. Both worlds tug at the heart in different ways and have different short and long term benefits. We have all used the excuse that the extra hours in the office or on the road were what paid for the trip to Magic Kingdom and the best vacation ever. But what about the other 51 weeks of the year?
My ex and I started our family in college. So learning to have fun as a family with not much was our reality. It never seemed like “making do”, but it was an adventure every day watching our baby grow and growing with each other.
After college the dream seemed to shift to something always better. Not that there is anything wrong with aspirations, but not understating the delicate balancing act of want and need is a downfall to many marriages and home life. My thoughts back then were that by investing my time and energy in the corporate ladder I was investing in the future of my growing family. That through thick and thin we would provide for each other and each new house, car or vacation would make us a closer family. The reality is that these things are all distractions and it is a delicate balancing act between seeking fulfillment inside and outside the home. We must carefully weigh out the pros and cons of each corporate move and soccer coaching position we take on to make sure that our partner is there with us and together we parent our children.
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