One more thought before going upstairs – talk to self.  Calm, Composition, character.  Take a step back, talk to self when the stress of parenting – whether a single parent or the other – finds residence in your sense.  Yes, meditation.  Yes, self-talk.  YES, journaling, writing it out… seeing the words and thoughts moving in your Now’s cloud.  With the clock and as quick and with no regard as it functions, obsession and anxiety are non-topics. And, they’re permitted, allowed, let to land.  This particular daddy weekend has given new lesson, talk, solutions to interaction equations with these small humans.  Magnetic.