I have been considering writing a post about fatherhood over the past few weeks. Over that time time, or a bit longer, parenting has become more enjoyable. I couldn't have said I was becoming a better parent but that parenting was better than I, childless until age 37 and comfortable in that state, had imagined. My post would have described the ways I have been connecting with my son.
Last night I connected with him in a new way by giving him stomach flu. He's had a bad night. We all have.
Today, I go to a camp for a week. I can only hope that when I return, the wife and mother-in-law have either dodged the bullet or recovered completely by then.