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Monday, April 7, 2008

I'm Back. Physically, but not Mentally

Dear Diary,

Hey Diary, how's it goin'?   I know that I have been back to work for over a week now, but I did not have the mental strength to write you.  Usually, it takes all my mental abilities to write an entry in the morning, and with a brand new, wee baby I didn't have the mental capacity to write you when I got to work.

Things are better this week.  The kiddo is sleeping longer, and so I will resume my entries.  Below are some of my observations during my paternity leave.

1) The movie "Mr. Mom" did not help me one bit.  Michael Keaton did a horrible job showing me how to help around the house.

2) I learned that sometimes I should keep my mouth shut.  Benjamin was born on Saturday and Monday I said to Jennifer, "I can't wait to go back to work."  I made my comment in response to how "bad" I perceived our other three kids were acting, but I'm sure it was partly my fault.  See #1 above.

3) "QC Ted" and I crossed a new line of friendship when I returned to work.  He saw me, threw his arms open and said, "Matt, you're back."  Next thing I know we're locked in a long man-embracing hug.  Wow, I wasn't expecting that one.

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