On being a dad

I have made the following statement in the past about having children: “It’s worth it, but it’s barely worth it.”

That was in reference to the financial strain, the limits it places on you professionally, the friendships it turns into acquaintanceships, the reduced sleep, etc., and did I mention the financial strain?

Last night, my wife called as I was driving home and said my girls, 9 and 6, were peering out the window looking for me. Whenever lights appeared in the cul-de-sac, they were running to the door. Both ran outside and greeted me when I arrived.

It’s worth it.

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