Yesterday was fathers day, I hope all of you dads enjoyed your day. I remember when my wife was pregnant with our first child back in 2003..
If you have followed my post, you know I live my life my way, not societies. The two words don’t much like but have heard a lot over the years are “GROW UP”. Listen, I have 9 years of college, a doctorate degree and if I want to play and have fun, I will….. lol
So back to this post. Becoming a dad for me was a huge joy, but for some I imagine its a scary thing. But if you are religious person, god only gives you what you can handle is the saying that comes to mind. If you aren’t religious, please know that we have parental instincts build into our beings. Being a dad to me is basically just simple love for them. Sure, you may have to tone your language and maybe not walk around the house naked all weekend, and there is that fact that you can’t just take your wife whenever the urge to occurs (please don’t let your kids catch you in the “Act”)….
Learning to be a great parent can be a fun experience, but also hard at times, kids will imitate their dad, every change they get when they are young, so be careful what you do. Arm pit farting, swearing, pinching moms bottom, etc.. Take note, these aren’t good things for your kids to imitate:P LOL
Just remember, you have the ability inside you to be a great dad, just nuture and build that ability. Teach your child to make intelligent choices, weight the pros and cons of those choices and to love and respect all creatures. Simple huh?
Eventually they will grow up and make their own (hopefully) lives and pass along what they have learned from their dads to their children. My dad (love ya pop), we a lecturer, had a talk for every situation, I hated them as a child, but 30+ years later, I can still hear them and they are part of me and help me make the choices I make. My dad also gave me choices and consequences so I could make my own decisions. Thanks Dad…
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