Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Top 5 Things I'll Miss Now That I Have 2 Kids

A beautiful, healthy baby boy just joined me, my wife, and our 2 year old son.  I live for my family, and they make me happier than anything in the world.  But that isn't to say family life is always a bed of roses.  At the risk of getting nasty looks from my beloved bride, here are the top 5 things I miss most now that I have 2 sons.

5: T.V. - We bring the baby home today, which means he'll sleep in a bassinet in our room, which means we'll need to keep quiet, which means I won't be able to watch t.v. at night.

4: The Internet - I like to skate the world wide webs when I am up at night.  I will be up at night a lot with the baby.  I will not have free hands to navigate a mouse and keyboard.  I will be awake, inches from the internet, but with my hands full of bottles and diapers.

3: Free Time - Our toddler finally got to a schedule where he sleeps at a specific time and stays down through the night.  While he's awake, he's a handful.  When he's asleep, my wife and I can relax, have dinner, watch t.v., read books, and do whatever else we feel like.  New baby needs to be fed every 2 hours, and needs to be attended to between feedings.  I'll miss you, leisure activities!

2: Sleep - Sleep will, at best, come in hour-and-a-half spurts, as we awaken to feed the new baby every 2 hours.  This means we wi-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...  Huh?  Sorry; fell asleep.

1: My Wife - The tolls of pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing, combined with the lack of sleep and free time will mean it will be a while before my wife and I get to spend some quality alone-time together.  I'll miss you most of all, Scarecrow.

I will miss all these things, but I'm happy to give them up forever for the light my boys shine into my life every day!


  1. hey man, you should not just think for yourself. You are a dad! And you have to take the responsibility.....

    You should enjoy a party with your family for the newly baby!

  2. Congratulations Kooz!  Having just had our second kid ourselves, it's a lot of work.  You may have to cut down your top lists... is available?

  3. first off congrats again! it's funny because these are all the same things i would list with the birth of your first child! lol

    when we first brought our daughter home from the hospital and she was in the bassinet in our room i watched so much tv without the sound it was driving me crazy! it was only after a month or so i figured out how to put on the captioning!  

    good luck and congrats again! 

  4. Congrats David! No you get it why I am really afraid of having one :) You have yourself explained it so easily in your 5 bullet points

  5. Thanks Arnab!  Yeah, it gets crazy, but all kidding aside, they really are great.

  6. Captioning is key!  Thanks Nick!

  7. Thanks Nick--it's been so much work so far, and I'm still checking in with the office and trying to write a blog post a day, so it's even crazier.  At least grandma is helping out...

  8. Thanks Nayan, I do enjoy it.  I hope everyone knows I was just kidding when I was complaining in this post.  In reality, I realize I am very fortunate to have two happy, healthy children to love!