I’m a single dad of two kids – a daughter in college and a nine-year-old son. My wife died of cancer several years ago. As you can imagine, the last few years have been a learning experience.
I teach business at a local university. My daughter now attends college, and my son is in fourth grade. My son, shall we say, is a bit unique – completely literal, a bit ocd, and a complete picky eater. Both my kids are incredibly smart, a fact that often has me wanting to have their DNA tested.
One thing I’ve discovered as a single parent is that time is always hard to come by; it seems like there’s never enough time to get every thing done. And on those rare occasions when I do seem to have everything together, I can’t help but feel like it won’t last long. It’s like trying to hold jello in your fist – you can hold on to some of it, but some of it eventually slips through your fingers. Which, of course, is where I got the name for my blog
I’m certainly not a perfect parent – far from it, in fact. But some of our experiences are funny and sometimes educational. The educational ones are good, but I usually need a laugh. I welcome all feedback and questions.