Welcome to In the Mind of the Man blog. Here I will try to keep a sort of running diary of my thoughts and experiences about raising a child from a male's point of view. After hearing countless people tell me that her childhood will be over in a Blink of an Eye, I decided to take time to stop and reflect on the day to day mundane activities my daughter and I share. I hope you enjoy reading and sharing in my journey, but most of all I hope my daughter and I enjoy looking back at this blog 20+ years from now and laughing.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

In the Blink of an Eye... The New In The Mind Of The Man

As soon as my daughter was born, people that we knew well, people that we didn't know well, and people that we didn't know at all would come up to us and say, "Ohhh!  Enjoy this age. She will grow up in the Blink of an Eye."

Of course we would give a courtesy laugh and say thank you and then go on our way.

Well, I just blinked and two years have already passed. On Sunday, my daughter, Dahlia, will turn two. And it seems like just yesterday I was sending updates on this blog about her birth.  I haven't written much since then.  Partly because I was busy changing diapers, partly because I was consumed by her presence, partly (mostly) because I forgot. 

However, after a two year hiatus, I have decided to start up this blog again.
In The Mind Of The Man will now consist of the thoughts, feelings, frustrations and all the in between of The Man while he watches his daughter grow up.  Hopefully, when I blink again and I am taking the long drive to drop her off at college, Dahlia can pull out her iPad (or her holographic drop-down computer screen... whatever the standard is in 2029), and we can relive some of the memories of her childhood.