This morning I posted a tweet about how tough it is to, overnight, for a single dad who is getting 'his turn' at bat during the summer, to shift quickly back into dad mode...
... but it gets easier.
Kyla and I tried something new tonight. Get home, get into comfy clothes, get dinner, get into bed, have some solo chill time, then, story and lights out.
I pushed the lights out to almost 9 for her tonight. Some would say I should have been firm on 8:30.
Kyla would say, "whatever..."
But, she was asleep by 9:15 to 9:30 give or take a few minutes. A world record for her when she's with me. It wasn't easy, that's for sure. I guess at times I can be lenient on things.
The good thing for me - and I don't know if this is good or if it's just me saying "thank God I'm not going through this alone" - is that DM at the office is going through the same sort of thing. I have found more and more I've bounced frustrations and ideas, concerns and, well, yeah, bullsh*t, off of him. He's another Padre ridin' solo - and he's got a bit more experience than me on this sort of thing. He walked in this morning and was like "how was your morning??!"
I sorta just laughed... It's not easy to shift back into "daddy mode..."
But it's worth it, once you get used to it.
And, tomorrow, we get to do it all over again!
G'night, followers and friends. Thanks for reading...