24 hours


The blog of a wealth management firms is an unlikely place to find a meditation on the wonders of parenthood. It’s not always obvious and being in the phase of “terrible twos/ threes” provides plenty of growth opportunities on both sides of the parenting equation. I read it a few months ago and it’s still stuck in my head.

They say the “days go slow but the years fly,” and as I sit here stewing in my worries, I can’t help but reflect on just how fast my life is going. 

My 20s were a blur. I met my wife and we got married.  As we entered our 30s, we knew we wanted to start a family.  After that period of time, it seems like someone pushed fast forward. 

If I could map my life from the moment my son was born to its end and compress it into one 24-hour period, it would probably look like this. […]

24 Hours (rwbaird.com)

I get easily caught up in the day-to-day exhaustion of parenting and forget to take a step back to see the beauty of kids right in front of me. That being said: I have to go and play with my kids.