There is a temporal anomaly surrounding my house.
I believe this because every time we leave the house we are always at least 5 minutes late for whatever event we’re trying to attend. This happens whether we start getting everyone ready hours or just a few minutes beforehand.
This field must be generated by children. I’m certain it didn’t happen like this until I was a parent and other parents have commented on similar effects happening to their house as well.
I’m hoping that someday The Doctor will stop by to correct this phenomenon.
I highly dislike being late. One of my common jokes with my wife is that arriving 15 minutes before the event starts is actually arriving on time. This hasn’t happened in a while and I hate it. I know that when I’m late it often inconveniences other people, and sends the inaccurate message that I don’t consider their time as important as my own. This also applies to worship services and Bible study. By being late, I’m not showing respect to my Father in Heaven who has sacrificed so much for me.
It also gives me the reputation of being unreliable. If there is one thing I remember that my dad taught me from a very young age it’s that having a good reputation is vital.
I want to apologize to everyone that I have shown disrespect to by being late. It is not intentional. I promise. I would start naming people but I’d run out ink or forget someone; plus since this is a public forum I would prefer to handle the direct apologies in person. If you desire a personal apology, please approach me privately and I will be happy to oblige.
Most importantly, since I’m a guy and this is a problem, I want to fix it.
I know it’s going to take a concerted effort by both my wife and I. Christina already does things like laying out clothes and getting diaper/toy bags ready ahead of time. I think the main problem, especially for morning events is that neither of us are morning people. That coupled with a colicky baby that stays up half the night makes getting up earlier very difficult.
I know that there are some variables that I’m not able to control that will get better as time goes on, like a baby that nurses almost constantly, but there’s got to be something else we can do. The question is: what?
I know that there are people that have dealt with this issue before, so what did you do that helped most?
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
But he who heeds counsel is wise.