Another night working late, another bedtime missed
The bin’s overflowing, I can’t keep up
With all that everyone needs.
Because whilst you’re away building an empire
Your children are building Lego.
And I think you may have lost sight of your goals
Are you striving to provide or succeed?
Because maybe now’s not the time
To follow your hopes and dreams?
Or maybe you’ll see
Your hopes and dreams
are already in these small people here.
The time will come for both of us
To feel a little freer
For you to carve out the position you crave
And for me to breathe again.
But at this time we both need to be here
As much as we can be
Because if you’re not here then I definitely am
Struggling to breathe.
And I didn’t sign up for that, I’m afraid
Even if this is my ‘job’ now
So please come home
And save those dreams
They’ll still be waiting for you.
But your kids and their years
Are gone in a flash
So please can you come home?
And live by the words you preach so often.
‘Make the most of them whilst they’re young.’
Please share with any dads who need a gentle reminder that there is more to life than work. More over at Surviving Life and Motherhood.