Before and After

Back in the day when I was a youngin’ Fall used to be about 3 things: Football, Watching Sleepy Hallow in sweat pants and doing nothing. Now We have a kid and we are expected to do parenting stuff.

Parent stuff is different than non parent stuff. I didn’t want to look at leaves last fall and I definetely don’t want to look at them this fall.  Yes I love New England, yes leaves and colors are great to look at for like five seconds… Hiking, camping, leaf peeping… Definitely all family like activities.  Before I was lucky if I could down a cup of coffee and drag my butt to the gym.  Now… no more going to the gym to work on sculpting the perfect physique, definitely just leaf peepin’ now.

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That’s not me. I’m not trying to sit still with a pair of binoculars and a .45 millimeter lens to take photos of nature.  I just want to lay down in my dark man cave in my pajamas.

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Before Jax came along things were different… Not better just different. Weekends were for laziness. They consisted of anything but activities, anything but putting on jeans and having to take a shower.

Back in the day weekends consisted of being able to compose a novel on the toilet.  I read every article of Sports Illustrated (or at least the ones that didn’t have to do with hockey). Now I’m lucky if I get to finish what I started.

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Weekends were for laziness, weekends were for cleaning out the DVR which was up to about 87% full… If I was able to mow the lawn that was a plus.  Now… Well… Now I do parent stuff. I go to fairs, I drive to grandma’s house and I go leaf peepin’. But then again, if that means I get to spend time with my little man… Get me some binoculars.

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