One of the things I have been hoping to do is some formal “projects” with Jacob. Some people might have a workshop, others are big on sports things…I don’t really have much in the way of skills in those areas. Lego is fun, but I wanted something maybe just a little less pre-packaged but not full DIY level. There’s a website called SonicDad.com and it has some interesting projects.
There’s an element that is probably completely sexist in the site — it’s designed for dads and sons, but you don’t operate any of the tools or crafts with your penis, so there is nothing specifically “male” about it. It’s actually more benign in its design than that, as it was started by two dads doing projects with their sons, so I’ll cut them some slack. Just wanted to mention it.
They have about 75 projects in their site now, and some are free for download. » Read the rest
The sixth item on my vaguebooking list was “Six years and growing (Jacob)”. I confess that relationships with others are notoriously challenging to add any sort of rigorous planning to them. Social interactions don’t work that way in general, and even less so when what you’re talking about is a “relationship” with your own family.
And in the past, I’ve let that obvious limitation block me from any sort of overt commitment. Not this year. This is the year I commit, and my commitment to Jacob can use some work.
First, I don’t get to see much of Jacob during the week. Andrea has been doing morning routine with him, and picks him up from the daycare. She is home with him for a bit before supper, but by the time I get home from work, it’s time for supper, and then there’s barely enough time for short interaction when I’m usually tired, and he’s off to sleep. » Read the rest