I didn’t understand how the person responsible for me attending the Dad 2.0 Summit would change my life… forever.
It isn’t easy calling yourself a dad, but not everyone can call themselves one. You need to start owning being a dad, and you need to start doing that NOW!
There comes a point when we as parents realize that we all need to do something to become a better parent. I can not remember when it hit me but without knowing it, my son has made me a better parent.
As a dad, there are times that we tend to feel alone in fatherhood. But what a Southwest flight attendant did during a recent flight, made me realize that no matter where we are, we are all apart of a brotherhood of dads.
It was 5 years in the making but it is here, my son’s first day of school. My only hope for him during school is that he doesn’t become me.
Remembering a moment I had this past Friday when I was driving in the car and it it me that, no matter what I will love these kids. We had just finished eating at a restaurant and even though our 5 year old was not on his best behavior (but not his worst by far) I decided I would stop to get ice cream.
Just as quickly had our ordinary labor and delivery turned, my plans changed. My wife was in no state to take care of our newborn, and as much as I knew that the nurses in the nursery would have taken excellent care of him, I didn’t want to be that dad who just leaves him with them. I knew that my night was just getting started.