More than a month into the rebonding time, and already the time has been very beneficial – at least for me. I feel considerably happier and healthier, and friends are saying nice things about my appearance. So far, both kids enjoy school and have settled in nicely to the daytime routine. My wife also has less pressure to rush home
We’ve had a great first week of rebonding, full of bike rides, karaoke and hot weather. The girls played a big part in the first podcast of the year, and I hope will help out further in future episodes. Our efforts to improve sound quality across three microphones resulted in a new invention – A Microcan. Or perhaps a Waterphone.
First day of rebonding was full of cricketing, soccering, bike riding, podcast prepping, library visiting, ice cream eating, room cleaning, finished off with some pop up pool swimming. Not a bad start! Of course school holiday spoiling makes it pretty easy for us all to have fun. Let’s see how the adventure rolls out from here.
Parents intuitively know that bonding is a life-long experience with their children, not something that permanently happens in those sleepless nights and disorienting days after birth. So, eleven years after I took leave for the birth of my first child, I’m starting to question myself as a parent. Have I met the expectations I placed upon myself all those years