August 10th, 2021 | Who I don't want to be
Hearing a father screaming to his kids in the house next door. He must be on the edge. Yes, he is on holidays. But his is a barking dog. There must be something else going on in his life. We mostly focus on the kids, but forget that parent are people too. Stress. Broken dreams. Mid-life crisis. Who knows what's up with him. This is not normal behavior. Flipping out and screaming is never ok. Especially towards your kids. I'm not sure who I want to become when I'm older and a father. But I definitely know who I don't want to be. I don't want to be the stressed out father. Smoking on the balcony at nights. Screaming and shouting. A scary monster and the boogeyman to my children. I want to be chill and zen. Fortunately or unfortunately, money, working hours, exercise, physical health and general quality of life play a huge role in that. Also not having an asshole boss you have to take permission from to go on holidays helps.