On daddy leave
I am finally on daddy leave, I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. Not to get away from work but to spend quality time with my 10 month old daughter. Today we took a long walk, she loves sitting there in the roller and observe the world that surrounds her – cars, people, buses, birds, cats and dogs. When she sees cats or dogs she burst out joyful sounds and want to talk to them. When she once in a while is allowed by the dog owner she pets them gently and smiles wide. Then we move on to our next adventure. She suddenly noticed the shadows she could do when we walked down a hill today, we stopped and had lots of fun with the shadows.
I got 6 weeks daddy leave, and I think I’m going to enjoy every minute of it. I get to be 100% part of these important months, where she explores and expands her knowledge about her functions and suddenly knows how to stand up and walk. That will be a whole new chapter for both her and us – and I will be there.
When I was born my mother had a few weeks off, and my father had nothing. Later they added more weeks to the mother. It kept expanding and suddenly the father got a few weeks too. I had two weeks birth leave (1 obligatory and 1 week vacation). Those weeks were gold to me, it is my first born and I it was a whole new world to me, I was in heaven. 🙂 I still am. Especially when I have 6 weeks to have home-alone-time with the little one. Not only that, my girlfriend has 2 kids, so when she is on work I can spend quality time with them too. Life is good.
Thank you system for being considerate to life and human beings.