Just Enough (Jason)

Is it enough to put a roof over their head and food on their table? What about paying the bills and driving them to T-ball? When does “just enough” become not enough?

 Year after year of being a husband and father has taught me many things. The most important is “just enough” is our job. Going above and beyond is why they fell in love with us in the first place.

 So guy’s listen up!!!! Buy her that single rose at the gas station counter, call her just to say you love her. Go play catch with the football and watch that goofy cartoon with your kid. Show them the love and attention we sometimes forget to.

 

Because” just enough” won’t always be………just enough

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8 Responses to Just Enough (Jason)

  1. joyerickson says:

    Oh my Jason. This really touched me. It’s such a good reminder to all of us. Sometimes we tend to ignore the ones closest to us and treat everyone else in our lives with such kindness, that we forget the ones we really love and those who make our lives complete and worth living.

    Thanks….:-)))))

  2. jason says:

    Very true words and a great daily reminder of the people that remain important to us Jasons around the globe.

    Cheers,

    j.

  3. Sue says:

    You may pretend to big this big badass, but really you’re just a gentle hearted guy who loves to write and can really express his feelings through words. Who’d a thunk it!

  4. Lisa says:

    Very true, too many of us take people for granted. Especially the ones closest to us. And hey, a rose or two or twelve are always a nice surprise !!!

  5. Ali says:

    Yes guys, listen up!! Seriously though, I think all of us, men or women need to do more for those we love. Nice post Jason.

  6. Theresa says:

    Jason I have something I want you to read. But being the saavy computer person I am….. not. I will forward it to your mom and she can add it to the blog. It is the job discription of a parent. I think it is pretty neat. Keep writing!!!!

  7. Joy says:

    This is from Theresa:

    PARENT

    Job Description

    This is hysterical. If it had been presented this way,
    I don’t believe any of us would have done it!!!!

    POSITION :
    Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma
    Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Pop

    JOB DESCRIPTION :

    Long term, team players needed, for challenging
    permanent work in an
    often chaotic environment.
    Candidates must possess excellent communication
    and organizational skills and be willing to work
    variable hours, which will include evenings and weekend s
    and frequent 24 hour shifts on call.
    Some overnight travel required, including trips to
    primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and
    endless sports tournaments in far away cities!
    Travel expenses not reimbursed.
    Extensive courier duties also required.

    RESPONSIBILITIES :

    The rest of your life.
    Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily,
    until someone needs $5.
    Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly.
    Also, must possess the physical stamina of a
    pack mule
    and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat
    in case, this time, the screams from
    the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.
    Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges,
    such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets
    and stuck zippers.
    Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and
    coordinate production of multiple homework projects.
    Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings
    for clients of all ages and mental outlooks.
    Must be willing to be indispensable one minute,
    an embarrassment the next.
    Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a
    half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices.
    Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.
    Must assume final, complete accountability for
    the quality of the end product.
    Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and
    janitorial work throughout the facility.

    POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION :

    None.
    Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills,
    so that those in your ch arge can ultimately surpass you

    PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE :

    None required unfortunately.
    On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

    WAGES AND COMPENSATION :

    Get this! You pay them!
    Offering frequent raises and bonuses.
    A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because
    of the assumption that college will help them
    become financially independent.
    When you die, you give them whatever is left.
    The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that
    you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.

    BENEFITS :

    While no health or dental insurance, no pension,
    no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and
    no stock options are offered;
    this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth, unconditional love,
    and free hugs and kisses for life if you play your cards right.

    Forward this on to all the PARENTS you know, in appreciation for everything they do on a daily basis,
    letting them know they are appreciated
    for the fabulous job they do…
    or f orward with love
    to anyone thinking of applying for the job.

    ** AND A FOOTNOTE .

    THERE IS NO RETIREMENT — EVER!!! **
    If you are fortunate enough you will become grandparents!

  8. amberfireinus says:

    This is absolutely beautiful Jason. You really get it! Good for you.

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