When I decided to name this blog Dad Optimized, I knew that was what I was striving to become – an Optimiz”ed” Dad. Optimized being the past tense version of the word. Meaning that I was there, killing it, did it all, and now its in the past. Really now, I think that this name is a complete oxy-moron.
To optimize means; “make the best or most effective use of (a situation, opportunity, or resource).” To become optimized in this sense of the word means that you have already done that. In all honesty, I do not think any parent will ever completely become the 100% best or most effective dad or mom on the planet.
Parenting is something that no matter what happens today, tomorrow is a completely new blessing or shit storm waiting to happen. But no matter which of these happens to come, tomorrow is coming. It is just a matter of how you take what you learned today and apply it towards that coming tomorrow.
Until next time, likely the day after today.
I’ll be optimizing.