When I first started this blog in 2006, our first child - Curious Boy had just been born. It was a huge shift, and the ensuing years were filled with lots of change. Finishing graduate school, getting a job, having two more children (Zen Girl and Her Purpleness). Things have settled down in some ways - I started my own business on top of teaching, but there haven't been any major transitions in a while.
So.... what the hell happened?
Well, it turns out that life with three kids is busy. I mean BUSY. So much so that I just stopped making it a priority to write here. I stopped to think about that the other day, and I realized how much that bothered me.
This blog started as a place for me to chronicle my adventures in parenting, but it quickly became a place for me to work through different ideas, explore and sound off on a whole range of topics. I felt that the image of "The Philosopher Dad" was one that suited me will.
Writing this blog was something that forced me to think, at least from time to time about parenting (n particular and how I was living my life in general - even if those things didn't show up in posts. It seems that when I stopped writing, I also stopped thinking about those things. Funny that.
The world moves fast - and my children are growing up faster than I imagined possible. Yes, it's a cliché (because it's true). Curious Boy is in first grade, and Zen Girl is in kindergarten. They amaze me and challenge me in new ways every day. If I don't stop and think about what is happening and how I'm doing from time to time, I'll simply... well, I don't know.
No one can be a perfect parent or spouse, but I'd at least like to take the time to think about the things I'm doing and the mistakes I'm making.
Oh yeah, I'm still pissed as hell about how people don't understand science and how shitty and out-of-date the school system is, so hopefully I'll have a chance to sound off on those things too.