One of the things I learned while being in the military was the fact that teamwork is critical at every level when it comes to accomplishing a mission.
Even something as simple as cleaning the barracks while in Basic Training you have to make sure everyone is pulling their weight and giving it their best. If someone decides to slack everyone else suffers consequences (during basic training it was in many occasions more push ups)
Being part of many teams from the military, sports, accounting, consulting teams, and let’s not forget the @papaheroes alliance.
If you find the right people you can either join or be part of an important team.
A team I joined 15 months ago
Well Lucy and me ended up creating a small team. We recruited our first member by adopting Juanga (our Black Labrador) to keep Lucy Company while I was working late in the San Juan Metro area.
With Juanga we had an idea of what it meant sacrificing to make sure his quality of life was good. Juanga is a critical part of the family. Not only does he entertain us he is the best alert system possible when it comes to letting us know someone is approaching the house.
Youngest member of the team
Months later we found out that we where adding a key member my now 15-month-old daughter. Our daughter has been a key player in keeping our spirits up since the last year has been a very difficult one in many aspects (especially on the business side). Having her do something silly or just offering me a kiss will bring my spirits up and focus on getting everything up to speed.
I have to thank my daughter and Lucy for helping me overcome hurdles by providing me with the love and support they give me daily.
Depending on Other Team Members
My daughter and Juanga are dependent of us for their well-being. In Juanga’s case he will be always dependent. With my daughter we try to make her as independent as possible. She already eats on her own, plays on her own for short periods of time, and even takes the risk of climbing up and down the stairs under our supervision (although we prefer to keep her away from the stairs for know).
However our daughter will be dependent on us for many more years.
Since Lucy decided to Breastfeed our daughter a few nights ago was the first night our daughter was not breastfeed given that Lucy was taking medications and we would rather not have her consume any of those chemicals. Our daughter got very limited sleep which in turn made us get very little sleep because she could not have what comforts her during the evening which is natures pacifier.
We tried substituting with other liquids but we could clearly see that she wanted to be breastfed.
A Well Run Unit
When our daughter is breastfed she is a happy baby. However we see how Mother Nature creates a bond with mom and daughter to the point that when one is not functioning correctly the other one gets affected which in turn affects me (and even Juanga).
Mother nature is incredible in the great way she has planned everything out and we have received great benefits from Lucy breastfeeding our daughter. We have stayed away from doctors other than for vaccines and checkups.
I am fan of breastfeeding and I guess last night was a small loss (of sleep) compared to the great benefits we all have received as a family.
I tip my hat off to those parents where their kids have health issues. I am blessed to have such a healthy daughter and we do our best by giving her the best chances in nutrition and other factors to keep her that way.
If you still are not convinced that breastfeeding is something you should consider as a parent maybe this image we shared previously can convince you other wise.
As a Family how do you keep everything running while keeping your family healthy?
Do you care about your home team?