Today is the day you learned how to yell at me. You learned the valuable life skill of yelling at someone who makes you unhappy and I was given a tremendous opportunity to practice my patience and mercy. One day I will look back fondly with perspective of how adorable today’s acts of rebellion were by comparison, when you want to leave the house to “hang out with your friends” in a “what the hell do you think you’re wearing?” ensemble. On that day, I’ll know there was once a time when it exhausted my soul to shovel sweet potatoes into yours between your shouting, tears, and so-mad-you’re-blowing-snot-
I love you, Alice. Tomorrow is a new day.
Jon Senge is a work at home dad and husband living in Los Angeles with one fifteen-month old little girl, an endless stack of work on his desk, two adopted feral cats from Disneyland, and a list of house projects that won’t quit. He spends his days learning from his daughter how to be a dad and from his wife how to be a man. Jon’s always searching out the balance of trying to do everything all at once.