I often write about being a parent to Cash but it goes without
saying writing that I’m a co-parent…and the lesser one at that.
I’m not minimizing my contribution, my paternal influence is equally important but Momma Meghan carries the heavier parenting load.
From childbirth (if you haven’t read about that https://wisconsindadger.com/2015/12/11/one-year/ through present she has been more responsive Cash’s highest and frequent demands. And while he has worn her patience to a nub on many occasions, as you can imagine a work-from-home mom would encounter, she has NEVER shown him that. Throw in that she is taking a chemistry class this spring while working and taking care of Cash everyday and still Cash wouldn’t notice an ounce of demeanor change in her.
Heck, the woman sing-songs during diaper changes and kisses Cash so often, it’s surprising his skin doesn’t have permanent lip markings.
Even when he squeals and moans and bites her finger while she scrubs his teeth each night, Meghan’s sweet smile remains.
I knew Meghan was the nurturing type going into our marriage and parenthood but she goes above and beyond my expectations nearly every day.
Somehow, though she is Cash’s constant companion and I mean constant…fact: in the fifteen months of Cash’s life, the longest Meghan has been apart from him is six hours, she still can get him to giggle uncontrollably and remain always happy to see her.
In comparison, I’ve been apart from him for a little over two weeks (back in August while handled the water damage in our house so Meghan and Cash extended their Northern California trip.) I know Cash missed me but our absence was definitely harder on me because, at least he was with his main caregiver Momma. There’s no way that situation could have been reversed.
I would put the healthiness of Cash’s diet against ANY baby’s in the world. If it were up to me, Cashy boy would have string cheese, cheerios and blueberries every morning. But, thankfully, it’s not. Meghan prepares his breakfast from scratch, running blenders, heating, cooling, peeling, cutting every day for almost every meal and snack. Mixing in vegetables and legumes I’d never heard of with “superfoods” and organic, additive-free, wholesome food for optimal opportunity for good health.
Beyond diet expertise, even more importantly, the love and exuberance Meghan shows Cash every day is the main reason he’s such a happy kid.
I can only imagine Cash can’t help but feel with every ounce of his being that his loved by both of us of course, but deep down he knows where his bread is buttered…organic on whole wheat.