Dave Duncan

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Archive for July, 2012

Week One of the new NEW Normal

So after all the excitement of the past year, we’re readjusting once again, this time for the long haul.  Danielle started back to work this week and Sebastian started full-time at his daycare, and with only one day left to go, I’m pretty happy with how it’s all played out.

First off, Danielle appears to be enjoying everything that comes with regular daily interaction with grown adults (both the good and bad), but like any mom, she’d much rather be back at home with our little boy.  I can’t blame her.

Sebastian seems to be thriving in his new environment and has quickly made friends with the other kids in his daycare group.  He had some early issues taking naps, but he seems to be over it, and he’s even sleeping better at home.  The bliss is short-lived as he’ll be moving to a new daycare at the beginning of September.  We managed to get him into a French-speaking daycare after we’d already committed to the one he’s in now.

This will be our first weekend together as a family after building our new weekly routine, and I’m sure we’re all looking forward to spending some quality time together.

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Gone, but not Forgotten

It’s been some time since I’ve posted an update, which is something I’ve regretted for a while now.  Frankly, I’d thought people had forgotten all about this blog, but a few friends and family have recently commented that they missed it, so I’m going to see if I can resurrect this bad boy.

To keep from falling into a guilt spiral if I can’t get a post up every day or so, I’m going to aim for one post per week.  Since the majority of my time currently revolves around work (creating Powerpoint presentations and writing and editing communications), chores at home and baby stuff, I’m assuming only the latter is something you’d want to read about.  However, I’m guessing it’s not ALL you want to read about, which is why I haven’t been posting.  I haven’t really been sure what to share.

Until last year, this blog was a pretty open diary of my life over the last seven years, and many of you (especially Kenneth) use it to search back and figure out what you were doing, if you can tie a past event to something I shared in here (camping trip, cottage weekend, hijinx of some sort).

Since Sebby has just freshly turned one, he doesn’t even have an opinion of how much of his life he’d like permanently etched into the fabric of the intarwebs, and I’ve been torn about what stories to share with the public, those to keep private within our tight circle of family and those that we’ll share with a wider group of friends.  That’s also part of the reason I haven’t shared any photos of him in here.

More recently, I’ve come to the conclusion that I might be over-thinking this.  I mean, how many of our parents created baby books for us with the ever-incriminating “bathtime photo”, and we still share that with our friends.  So long as I keep things tasteful and non-embarrassing, we should be fine.  After all, it’s not like he’s going to be turned down for a job 20 years from now because his old man posted a photo on a blog of him at his first birthday party with icing all over his face.

Mmm, icing-licious

Mmm, icing-licious (click image to see full-size)

And if that does cost you a job in the future, I’m sorry Sebastian.  But not really.

For the rest of you, you will hear from me again before midnight  on July 27, 2012.  I promise.

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