Morning Dawn at God's Acre in Old Salem, originally uploaded by NCBrian
When I christened this blog "Dad by Dawn," it was for two reasons:
- As an homage to one of the best horror films of all time, and
- In anticipation of my early-morning fatherly duties.
I have made peace with the dawn. What with dogs and babies and a long commute, I had to incorporate a new morning ritual in order to get everything done. The transition has not been as difficult as I feared. In fact, it has become one of my favorite parts of the day!
Ashley is extra-cute after a full night's rest. When I change her overnight diaper, I try to be calm and quiet, and not to get her all riled up. But that never works. By the time I have her into a fresh diaper, she's all smiles and open eyes. She wants to kick her feet and tell me about her dreams. And I can't help but smile and whisper back. I don't know any better way to start the day.