How Men Give Birth to Babies
When I was in my early twenties I thought about love constantly. And, I thought I had it pretty well figured out … I thought I had a lot of things figured out. Like most people, I got some things right and some things wrong.
I probably got more things wrong than right. But I was young and just figuring things out. Besides we’re all always immeasurably more ignorant
In only a matter of weeks Deb and I will welcome our little Sam into the world outside the womb. What a wondrous thing! It’s something we’ve all done but none of us remember. Perhaps it’s a good thing we don’t remember
The days go by ever so slowly. It’s slowness that anticipation brings about as you count down the days until you get to see your favourite band in concert, the same slowness that makes Christmas morning last so long until your parents finally wake up ;). This is my life …
I feel like we have been pregnant for years. What was life even like before we were pregnant (and we’re 6 months in)?
This post is really just meant to be a quick little ditty :P. There are innumerable changes that occur when you release to the world that you are going to be a dad. One of the most intriguing of these for me is advice given by other dads. Being a man, I’m not 100% sure what this is like for women. But for men there seems to be this unwritten code of conduct that if they are a dad their experience is absolute.
One of the best parts of being a dad is getting to spend time with your kid(s). There are so many incredible activities we can do together. I like to think of this as memory making, because in part it’s about savoring our time together. It’s also largely about having fun :D. In this list I’m hoping that you’ll find some activities to do with your kids that you haven’t thought of. Also, it’s meant to serve as a resource for you to come back to :D.
So here are some kids activities that you’ll both love:
You’ve likely seen the images on Facebook or Pinterest or wherever of a dad doing something fun with his child with a caption that says something like: “this is what a great dad looks like” or “I know what a great dad looks like.” You’ll see comments like these under videos of dads playing with their kids too. When I first saw these I agreed for the most part, but there was something about them that unsettled me.
I started thinking about it the other day, an activity that often gets me into trouble … but one that also saves me every day from living a life less than my dreams. In those moments of thought it dawned on me that as a society we have terribly low standards for dads. If we can look at a dad simply playing with his child and say that he is a good or great dad, then something is wrong.