Hammer Time! – Dad and Buried

I wasn’t positive I needed a second kid. Now, that 2nd kid turns 6.

I definitely didn’t want a substantial age hole among my young children. He was born more than 5 years immediately after my first.

I also required a woman. My new 6-yr-previous is boy #2.

Welp. Options are stupid. Anticipations are stupider. (Indeed I know it is not a term, get off me!)

Decades again, I wrote a weblog write-up about how, even with my stress and trepidation about acquiring a further kid, none of that mattered when he was born.

The worry didn’t go absent, naturally. Truthfully, it probably bought worse!

Income bought tighter, house acquired lesser, the long term became even additional fraught. But that things, even though constantly thrumming in the history, is no match for the contentment The Hammer brings me – and very considerably everyone – on a every day foundation.

The age hole actually worked very very well (at the very least at to start with). Acquiring a 5/6/7-calendar year-aged who can entertain himself (study: run the Television set) arrives in really helpful when you want to feed/change/keep a newborn or offer with a mostly helpless toddler.

He may possibly not be a woman, but he’s however a good deal diverse than his older brother. They the two want their mom – my tries to get snuggles from The Hammer are an exercise in desperation and futility – but his temperament and passions are distinctive to him.

He has a happy-go-fortunate mind-set, seemingly owning escaped his dad’s – and his brother’s – moodiness, he worships snakes and sharks to an alarming degree (we watched Jurassic Park for his birthday and he regularly cheered for the raptors – even for the duration of the kid-stalking kitchen scene!) and his fascination in sports ultimately offers me someone to share my Dolphins-based distress with.

I’m not gonna sit listed here and lay out all the factors The Hammer is unique – not only is that monotonous AF, it’s way off brand! – but suffice it to say I’m no for a longer period unsure about acquiring a 2nd kid.
In point, I couldn’t consider everyday living without having a single.

Joyful Birthday, Hammer!

To quotation Will Smith: Daddy loves you! Daddy enjoys you!

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