re: Dev parents, how do you do it? VIEW POST


From someone who'd like to remain anonymous:

Hey Sloan thanks for posting this and hey to the anonymous person! I hope in the end you make the decision that makes you happy and keeps you happy!

I am a father of two extremely energetic boys, one is 5 and the other is just over 1. I am a computer science teacher by profession and love programming on the side as a hobby and some personal work.

I love my children they are a blessing in my life and this is something I could never regret! They make me happy at sad times and annoy the hell out of me at worst of times :-)

I have my set 8am to 4pm Mon-Fri work, as soon as I come home I find energy to speak to them, cuddle them, basically make time for them no matter how tired or tied up I am.

There will be sacrifices needed to be made that's just how it is. As I am writing this I have been interrupted four times (now six and counting) by my elder one, he's got questions about cars, what's faster a Lamborghini or a Ferrari? Why didn't I buy a Sport's style Audi instead of a Saloon :-)

Yes it has taken me probably twice or more times longer but that's the juggle I have to do when I am at home. I may have to put my laptop to sleep in a moment to see if the toddler is stuck under a table and then continue when I come back.

This isn't about my life around children, I just want to point out that this is what my life is like now and I love it, yes it is different but good different. I embraced it with many sacrifices, these sacrifices are my investment to my children.

Life changes when you have children, cherish it! Give up some work if you have to for the children. They bring better happiness I promise!

Check this video if you haven't already.

Good luck and God bless!

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