Big news! On July 12th 2012, we welcomed a new baby daughter into the world and into our family. Please say hello to Tiffany Stirling.
It’s still hard to believe that I’m the father of two amazing children. I always thought the day when I’d be a father would be forever away. Like when I was in high school and even after getting married. It was a concept that seemed unreal to have happen to me. 2 years ago that unreal idea became real when my son Chino was born. I can’t say I was ready to become a father then and I can’t say I was ready to become a father of two. Maybe no father is ever ready.
But of course, your own children, although very testing of ones patience are adorable and you can’t help but love them. I know that just ooozez cheese but it’s true. I wouldn’t trade my kids or my wife for the world. They are the best things that have ever happened to me… even if they do prevent me from sleeping, throw temper tantrums and create a mess at every meal time. Heavens knows what it’s going to be like when they start fighting with each other!
As for working at home and living with a 2 y.o. and 12 day old baby, it’s pretty tough. I’m typing this at 11:58 pm when the house is quiet. It’s the only time today where I’ve had more than a 30 minute block of solid time to do something productive.
It looks like I’m going to have to put in most of my solid work time in these late night blocks for a while… but that’s fine. I think it’s so important to spend as much time as possible with your kids as they are growing up. It’s a once in a life-time event and the last thing I want to do is miss it and wake up 20 years down the road and see my kids have grown up and leave the house.
I figure as long as I’m earning enough money to pay the bills and keep a roof over our head and food on the table, that’s all we need. The beauty of running an internet business is that a lot of my income is hands-free. I’m so glad I put in the long hours in the years before I had kids to create these auto-pilot revenue streams so I could spend time watching my family grow up.
Well this post was a bit longer than I expected it to be but these are my thoughts and feelings right now. If you’re a work at home parent too, you’ll probably be able to empathize with me. I get to spend time with my family and when I want work on my business, I walk upstairs and sit down at my PC. Is there any better job in the world?
Thanks for reading,