I like to think at 36 years old I’m still very healthy, but recently I’ve been reminded otherwise. It took surviving being snowed in with a two-year-old to learn that.
A large dose of humility came crashing down on poor ol’ me (and my back) over those frigid four days. As my back became sore from clearing our drive and those of some elderly neighbors, the time at home taught me I’m not the young buck I used to be. It was tempting to also allow the little guy to just watch every Bluey and Gigantisorous episode 24/7 just to keep our sanity. But during those days we also were able to learn and teach some valuable lessons.
So yeah, my back is strained a bit, but looking back at it shoveling those drives and increased hikeball (a.k.a football) in the living room was totally worth it. He still talks about shoveling and seeing me help push a car. Those are lessons he learned during a time not much was going on. That’s humbling as a parent, as much as realizing I’m not as young and strong as I used to be, but I’m ok with it.
As Dr. Matthew Sowcik, a recent guest on our podcast said, “humility is….” I recommend you hear what else he shared about the power of humility at home and at work. It’s quite eye opening.
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CBUS Dads is a community of central Ohio area dads balancing an active lifestyle with being an involved parent. A Saturday for us may involve enjoying morning t-ball, lunch at a new local spot and an evening at a summer festival with our families. We may live downtown, in the suburbs or somewhere between, but our common thread is that we continue to experience the community we love - now as parents.