16 June 2013

The days in between Mother's Day and Father's Day

Becoming a parent, for the first time, the third time, the tenth time...it does something to you...physically, spiritually, and mentally. Your life is never the same, before, during, or after that child comes into your life! For the latest addition to our household, I spent quality time thinking about what I wanted to be called. "Mom" didn't fit my nature. "Dad" didn't fit my born-gender. I needed something that fit me. I decided on "Papi," having heard a few other "in-between" parents using that term. It took about a year (once the youngest could talk) that I went from Papi (pop-ee) to Papi (pop-eye). I was good with it...I had my own "name!" May 2010, however, presented a bigger issue than what I would be called...