Role Reverse

Role Reverse

With our move and my return to the workforce has come a nice change of pace for the kids…less of me and more of Dad!  And with it, a reminder of how important it is to allow them to have their own relationship with him, one not dictated by Mom’s rules and Mom’s agenda.  Things may look a little messy when I come home, but the day has nonetheless gone well, adventures have been had and dinner is at least partially mapped out.  I have found it easier than I thought to let go of my expectations, and just go with the flow.  Still, I hold on to some of the basics…I hope that manners and cleanliness stay in tact, and hopefully the kids eat at least one fruit or vegetable in my absence.  What do YOU hold on to when turning a duty over to another….be it a spouse, a co-worker or a friend?