Dad Days of Summer: While Momania’s Theresa Walsh Giarrusso has been on vacation, local dad and sportswriter Andy Johnston has been filling in.
Well, this is it.
This is my last post, and it’s been a fun and quick month filling in for Theresa, who will be back tomorrow.
Like I said in my first blog, I wasn’t sure I wanted to do this when she first asked, but I quickly learned to love the challenge of finding new topics and stories to share with you on a daily basis.
I hope you’ve been able to glean some tidbits and insight of parenting from a dad’s perspective because I know I’ve learned plenty from your stories, your advice – to me and each other – and even your rants (or manifestos for the more lengthy ones).
Having been a columnist for three daily papers, I’ve experienced and dealt with overzealous sports fans throughout my career – somebody always has a different opinion than you — but I don’t think I’ve ever met a more passionate group.
And for most of you, it’s because kids are the focus of this blog and community that Theresa has built and maintained through the years.
We might lose track of that from time to time. Disagreements happen. Topics go waaaay off track and personalities clash, but our children are the constant.
This is a great community, one filled with loving and caring parents. Even though some of you don’t always agree on the methods, all of you want the best for your children. That’s evident in the emotion behind your words.
Thanks for letting me give you a month-long glimpse into our lives.
- By Andy Johnston, for the Momania blog