|#491 The Time Change
Steven talks about fatherhood.
Todd: Now Steven, I'm single and, but you are married and you are a father, correct?
Steven: That is correct, yeah.
Todd: OK. I'm just curious. What is it like being a father?
Steven: Ah, right. OK, well, I think if I first of all talk about what it was like not being a father, being me and not being a father. I think I used to make the most of my free time, well in fact I didn't make the most of my free time. I was a very lazy person. I was an incredible time waster, so I would have all of this free time to make use of and I would probably just sit in front of the TV, or I'd probably go to a pub and drink, but anyway I took my time for granted. I thought I have this time. It wasn't such a precious thing for me. I had so much of it.
Todd: And how many children do you have?
Steven: Ah, two. BOys,
Todd: Oh, two boys.
Steven: Yep, they're both still very young. They keep us very busy. The eldest is four and the youngest is three.
Steven: So they need, they still need quite a lot of attention.
Todd: Yeah, so when you first have kids do you lose a lot of sleep? I'm always worried that I won't be able to sleep.
Steven: Well, something that carried over from my previous lifestyle was an ability to sleep very well, and, um, fortunately I have a very understanding wife so if the children woke up, yeah, well because I had to work my wife was, my wife tended to be responsible. She would look after the children if they woke up during the evening, during the night, sorry, and I'm such a good sleeper that even if they were crying incredibly loudly I could just go back to sleep. I don't think there are many fathers like me. I've spoken to some other fathers and they don't have the same talent as I do.
Todd: Oh, well, thanks Steven.
© Todd Beuckens