Normally these "Observations" have a foundation based in humor.
Today, I am switching gears into a more serious tone.
One of the members of a Facebook Group I belong to for "Dad Bloggers" recently asked an open question to all the other members. MoJoDad Jim asked for a response to the following question....
What would be your one major piece of advice for any first time father?I thought about it a little bit. I mean, I am a father of five - and two of the five have reached "adulthood" (with one more reaching that milestone in less than a month). I do have "some" experience in this area.
I started reading some of the many replies. There were all very good.
"You have no idea what you're doing and that's ok." -S.A.H.D.nessThere were also some pretty funny ones too!
"Do what you think is right... Ignore the naysayers." -DadRambles
"Don't be afraid to hold them. They won't break." -DadBlunders
"If the baby is crying don't stress out!" -Souvenirs of Fatherhood
"Spend as much time outdoors as possible with them from day 1" -OutdoorsWithDad
"Deep Breaths!" -DoubleTroubleDaddyI had a basic concept of what I wanted to convey, so I started started typing.
"If you fart... You can blame it on the baby." -Souvenirs of Fatherhood
"Always carry an extra diaper in your back pocket." -Souvenirs of Fatherhood
"Blame the little ones as long as you can." -DadBlunders
Here is what I came up with.
Despite what it may seem like, relish each and every moment. When you look back, the time you have with your kids will have passed like the blink of an eye.
- The Life of a Father of Five
My comment received many "likes" and... nearly brought me to tears.
What would be YOUR one major piece of advise for any first time father?
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