Hey Stoked Dad,
Welcome to Sunday - here’s to good coffee, slow mornings, and another week of being Stoked. It's been a bit since I sent the last Dispatch.
- I'm operating on the smallest of time margins. Running late to daycare means I'm running late to everything that follows. If I lose focus for even 10 minutes, it translates to falling behind in every other area. The clock always wins. Maybe you can relate: the ability to linger, to "kill time," doesn't exist in this phase of fatherhood. I need to be more intentional and focused on how I use the little time we all have.
- Beyond focus and intentionality, I need to cultivate more patience with the ever-changing schedules. It's easy to become frustrated when a perfectly planned day is derailed by a sick child or two. Being a stoked dad requires patience with the constant needs and changes of two little humans.
- I needed a new "diaper" bag, especially when I was on paternity leave November and December - enter the Black Ember Sling. Perfect size for a bottle or two, diapers, change of clothes (for the baby, not me). I can even fit a small icepack and it does a decent job keeping things cold. I doubt the guys at Black Ember thought of this use case but I'm stoked about using this pack.
"Circumstances don't make the man, they only reveal him to himself."
Be stoked my friend,
P.S. - I’m focused on getting better and growing a stoked dad community with each dispatch. If you liked these, it would mean a ton if you shared it with someone else.