As one year draws to a close and another waits to take its place, the impulse is always to reflect and resolve. Was 2011 OK? Was it all I hoped it would be? What will be different in 2012?
One aspect of my life that definitely appears not to be changing in 2012 is my SAHD (Stay At Home Dad) status. A lot of folks like to pronounce the acronym SAHD like sad, but being the upbeat fellow I am, I prefer something more like sod. What, the H is supposed to be silent? What, the thought of a man at home with his kids all day is somehow depressing? These are the concerns I have.
So the title of this post pretty much gives it away. Child number three is on its way. In six months, I’ll be SAHD of not two, but three. Ages four, three and newborn. Wow, the panic in me is really starting to rise as I sit here typing out the cold hard facts. Obviously I’m ecstatic about the impending arrival of our newest family member-to-be. But man! This is going to be a lot of little lives to look out for.
In honor of this momentous change occurring in my family, I’ve updated the blog’s header image. Mom has obviously been around all along, but apparently, for some reason, it’s only now that she has another human being ensconced within her that I’ve deemed her worthy of being on the header. That’s not very cool of me. Sorry Mama. And sorry we couldn’t fit you on our side of the jagged yellow dadbloggit cloud. It’s not that we didn’t want you over there with us. It’s just that compositionally, you and fetus seemed to fit better on the other side. Seriously though, you’re doing an awesome job growing that baby.
OK 2012, let’s see what you’ve got!