2010 marked my third year of blogging here at 'Luke, I am Your Father'. As I suspect is true with a majority of bloggers, there were times during the past year where I nearly closed up shop. In all honestly, it takes a load of time and an abundance of creative inertia to sustain any blog, much less a parenting blog when you are working full time outside the home.
But in the end, the ideas always seem to come, and with supportive encouragement from Mrs. LIAYF along with plenty of post worthy fodder coming from Lukas, I have kept the lights on here. Beyond that, I think I have actually put out some decent posts this past year.
With that in mind, below is the first of two posts that will highlight what I considered my best of the year. Look for the other one towards the end of the month.
January: Character Flaws I started the new year out with one of my most commented on posts ever. Let's just say I ran into some trouble when Lukas wanted me to read him a Sesame Street book.
February: Cold Feet Sleep is usually at a premium with young children in the house. This is especially true when they wake you up in the middle of the night for the oddest of reasons.
March: Base Camp - Day 1000 I reflect on reaching a rather lofty milestone as a father.
April: Everyday Heros With a little guy around, you don't need to slay dragons to be considered a hero.
May: Can I at Least Get a Belly Rub? Will you please read this post? Ask and I should receive, right?
June: Warning: This Post is Just for Men Getting old is never glamorous. Especially when you are a dad.
And finally, one of my favorites. It is about appreciating what you have, realizing that not everyone is so lucky.
Honorable Mention: A Chase Scene to Cherish
If you want to dig deeper, here is a link to my best of 2009 post.