Moms have it easy*

Being a dad can be a miserable job. For at least three months in the early child’s life, you’re plain useless, no matter how hard you try. The child will not acknowledge your existence, except in the form of unstoppable baby cries that are heartbreaking and adorable at the same time. And at various timesContinue reading “Moms have it easy*”

That’s my boy!

I know I had it coming. For about a week long, our trip has been amazing, and the the kiddos behaved like two little angels. Last night, the huge amount of impulses landed in those little brains over the course of the past week, simply had become too much for our son Rafa. We alreadyContinue reading “That’s my boy!”

Curb the perfectionism

I never saw myself as a perfectionist. I always thought I was perfectly fine with mediocre, but if there’s one thing that almost three years of parenthood has taught me, it’s that I am a perfectionist. And not just that. I’m hardcore perfectionist. And the feeling seems to only become stronger – or present withContinue reading “Curb the perfectionism”

He’s pretty strict with the rules

I was just closing down my home office space for the day, when my two year-old son stormed in, carrying an FFP2 mask. He was pretty clear about his goals for the next ten minutes. He was going to play ‘shop’ with me. In ‘shop’ the rules are simple. He’s the shop owner, and I’mContinue reading “He’s pretty strict with the rules”

I’m taking a break

I’m taking a little break. Like literally! I’m sitting in my car, parked along the side of some back road, under the shade of some friendly birch trees. I thought I had gotten quite good at prepping the little one for an afternoon nap. For months on end it went very well. I would usuallyContinue reading “I’m taking a break”

I’m nervous, man

I have felt pretty much constantly nervous over the past couple of days. Our second child is due August 2nd, and that’s not too far away. Our first son Rafa came quite unexpected – ten days early – and birth started early in the morning, after a late evening of dinner with friends. We wereContinue reading “I’m nervous, man”

Daddy issues

Today it is Ascension Day – a day that we of course all well know for, well, whatever. I wasn’t raised Christian, so to be honest I couldn’t care less what it is known for. It is a public holiday (at least in Germany and The Netherlands), which means I get to spend the dayContinue reading “Daddy issues”

I won!

Aren’t kids the weirdest things? Over the past couple of days our son has developed the new habit of starting a huge battle the very moment he sees his bed. We take turns in bringing him to bed, and today was my turn. He was the sweetest boy this whole afternoon, followed by an asparagusContinue reading “I won!”