Dad Life: Lego Gun

This is a shout out to  sleep-deprived dads (and moms), especially to those who’ve been awake most of the night comforting a cranky baby or tending to sick kids. For parents with little ones, sleep is practically a barterable commodity. If it were possible, we’d all get together like a mountain man rendezvous, trying to trade a few packs of gummy snacks and dryer lint cash for a few hours of uninterrupted REM sleep. When I was a single man, I took sleep for granted. But I also wanted to eventually get married and have children. So on the other end of the spectrum, I understand there are people longing to start a family, and some who aren’t presently able to do so would give up a whole lot to make that a reality. Laying that all aside, I would go back and punch my bachelor counterpart in the face, give him an ice pack, then tell him to enjoy his good night’s rest. I now leave you with a verse of dad poetry.

A day off at home for a family man with six kids

Is probably different than a bachelor without a daughter or son:

On a quiet wintry morning the single man blissfully sleeps with closed eye lids

While the dad, in silent repose, gets jumped by a kid with a Lego gun.

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4 thoughts on “Dad Life: Lego Gun

    1. Indeed! I will confess I sleep far better than my wife—especially with newborns. Even though we husbands try to be helpful in those early hours, the wives definitely have it the toughest. You get to where you don’t even feel normal and all is not right. What a difference a good night’s rest makes (one of God’s small mercies which makes a huge impact on my own wife). Sometimes all that can be done as a husband is to take the fussy baby for a while so Momma can sleep.

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