Happy 4th of July weekend to everyone! Thank you to all of the troops out there that continue to keep our way of life safe. I've got a few moments with the computer at my in-laws get-together so I thought I'd share some of my thoughts on making time for my favorite game.
Disc golf is by far my favorite hobby/sport/activity but these days I'm finding it increasingly hard to make time to play. With a one year old at home, I just can't be gone like I used to. If I'm out playing with my frisbees, my wife is at home alone with the baby. Oh yeah, did I mention my wife is pregnant with #2 and we live in Texas...and it's summer...
I'm not going to lie, I feel like I'm going through a mini midlife crisis. I'm realizing that I'm not able to do everything I want to do and where I'm seeing that most clearly displayed is disc golf. This is the first time I've had trouble accepting the new role of parenthood. I love my son more than anything and don't mind the extra work to care for him, or to get up late at night, or to change the nuclear bombs that go off in his diapers. But the one fact-of-life that has taken time getting used to is the decreased ability to make personal decisions regarding my time. My decisions get made for me by our budget and our family needs.
It's the control freak in me, I guess. Am I the only control freak here? Maybe this is the death of my control freak. Maybe that's a good thing.
I just can't wait until we're in cooler weather and the baby is older so he'll enjoy going out more. In the meantime, I'll just have to man up.
My advice to all of the dad's out there: MAN UP! You're disc golf game might suffer a little temporarily but c'mon, there's no substitute for that little child that squeals "Dada" as he runs up to hug me as hard as he can.
See ya on the course....sometime!