The joys of fatherhood far outweigh the drawbacks but, man; sometimes kids get in the way of the simplest errand!
Brewday was scheduled and I couldn’t miss it. Actually, in my house, it’s brew night. With an inquisitive four-year-old and a toddling one-year-old, brewing at night is not only a lot easier, it’s really my only option. Plus, because my wife works restaurant hours, finding time to brew can be challenging. I have to identify my brewing windows early and hope that nothing comes up.
So, having settled on a recipe for my hefeweizen (as I discussed in my last post) I was eager to get brewing. But, I didn’t have my ingredients yet, night was closing in and Princeton Home Brew was just plain closing, in about an hour.
How did this happen? Didn’t I just wake up? Let’s recap the day: kids woke up way too early, wife left for the brunch shift. The rest of us stumbled downstairs to get their breakfast and my coffee. Then it was back to bed for a nap for the little one – dude sleeps as much as his dad wishes he could – which kept me homebound for a couple hours. Next, lunch followed by a walk and some quality play time before yet another nap. Before I knew it, it was 4:30, I was planning dinner – and I still hadn’t made it to the store!...