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Monday, October 13, 2008

The End Of An Era

So tomorrow I start a new job.

I always knew that I would one day return to work after the kids had grown, I just can't believe that time has come.

Along the way I made friends with some other at-home dads, pissed off a few moms, had a health care scare, started a band, got a vasectomy, catered my ass off, appeared on NPR and on the front page of the local daily.

I'm changed shit tons of diapers and potty trained two boys. I've had to confront the existence of the tooth fairy, resurrect Rudolph, defend Santa and generally try to keep keep my wits amongst utter chaos.

It's by far been the toughest yet most rewarding job I have ever had. And it's not like my job as dad and parent has gone out to pasture, it's just that the boys are older now and don't need me as they did when they were infants and toddler so I'm rollin' back to the 9-to-5.

I've got endless stories to share especially ones from the early years before I started blogging that I have been working on under the guise of "memoir" that I'll most likely share because as a literary agent once told me, "Men don't read parenting books."

Oh, but they read blogs...


AMR said...

You are the man, Greg. Best of luck in this next phase. You've got a kick-ass job and a kick-ass family. You deserve this bigtime.

You've provided endless motivation to me as well. I mean, I can't tell you how many times I've said to myself during a kid tantrum, "If Greg can handle this, I sure as hell can!"

juan huevos said...

yeah fool!! the all white Supra hi-tops have been my bread and butter out here ....

(tho, as one might expect, there is NO shortage of bread OR butter in France)

Whit said...

At least the job you're rolling back to is cool as hell!

MileHighDad said...

Yo Dude,
If you ever need reviews of Rocky Mountain beers, and they are good, please let my know. I need about a 1/2 second notice to find a reason to have a cold one!
How'd the first week go? Need a nap? Rock on man!

Clint said...

As someone who made the transition a year ago, it's bittersweet. Nice to have adult conversations again, but my coworkers Lego skyscrapers don't hold a candle to my daughters :).