Reduced To A Taxi Driver And A Banker

A father can serve many roles with his children throughout the years:

  • Janitor when she makes a mess
  • Teacher when helping her with homework
  • Chef when preparing a lunch or dinner
  • Doctor/nurse when she is sick
  • Inventor when helping her dream up a play-time scenario
  • Architect/Builder to make that scenario happen
  • Mechanic when fixing that broken toy
  • Counselor when she needs guidance on a problem

    As the years wear on, she is often less and less interested in these roles. However, there are two roles that remain for me: Taxi Driver and Banker. Sometimes I feel like I spend my life in the car shuttling the kids all over creation. And of course, there’s nothing more expensive than raising kids. I will see the Taxi Driver role start to fade as the Older Daughter starts driving next year. It’s bittersweet. I want her to grow up and be independent, but dads like being useful.

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    2 Responses to “Reduced To A Taxi Driver And A Banker”

    1. rhosie Says:

      what a nice post…. i think being a parent does not only limit on being such a good provider… It also attach some duties and reponsibilities….but i think you will agree to me that its worthwhile seizing each day with your family and specially your children….

    2. nectarfizz Says:

      You forgot one. DAD. The most important and irreplacable job in the world. You are also going to be grandpa one day. Thats a whole nother job.


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