July 10, 2015

Dadventures #17 - A Zoo of a Trip

It's amazing how quickly a car can fill up for a new parent. Preparing for the worst often leads to the worst actually occurring. When you escape the comforts of home and venture out into the real world for what feels like the first time, it is hard to enjoy yourself fully as your attention is on the newest addition to your family. In fact, this anxiety and planning (and overplanning is some cases, underplanning in others) makes every trip out of the house a zoo.

That being said, imagine what an actual trip to the zoo would be like. After packing up more than you even know you had, you are finally ready to go enjoy the sight and sounds before stress and worry takes over, second-guessing your packing, doubting if you are ready. Then, you arrive, pack everything up, attempt to enjoy your day, stopping frequently to check on everything. Eventually, you decide you've had enough. So, you re-pack and return to the safety of your own home.

Of course, as time goes on, your attention to detail tends to as well. It's not that you care any less than before. You just change what you care about.

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