May 10 2012
Just about every single day now my head is flooded with thoughts about the impending birth of my son.Â Â He’s just chillin’ in there right now waiting to come out and change my life forever.Â Â And as the wait continues,Â I only conjure up more and more thoughts in this anxiety ridden head of mine.
So today I want to focus on some of the things that I fear my unborn son might be in his older days.Â God knows I’ll do the best I can to steer him in the right direction but parenting alone can’t correct the many mistakes that children will inevitably make.Â Â Â Anyway, here are the things I fear most about my unborn son excluding the obvious.
The obvious stuff is anything having to do with his health or mental capacity.Â Â Clearly those are things that I think I and any parent fear and pray their kids don’t ever have….
That He Won’t Be Athletic
I’m not saying that every father wishes his son become a professional athlete but I am saying that most sure as hell won’t mind.Â Â It’s not that I need my kid to be a major leaguer or in the NBA.Â Â It’s that I’d like the kid to have a good semblance of athletics.Â I’d like him to be better than average at most sports.Â Â It’s just a solid skill to have.Â It helps socially, and if the boy can get a scholarship or two I sure as hell won’t mind.Â Â If the kid is totally inept at sports we’re going to have a problem.
That He’ll be Homosexual
I want people to understand that this isn’t a knock in any way whatsoever about homosexuality.Â Â However,Â I just don’t want my kid to be subjected to a life of constant scrutiny.Â Â It’s a stigma like any other and I would feel horribly about it, especially when my son would be a little kid not truly understanding who he was yet.Â Â It’s a fear many fathers, particularly heterosexual fathers have.
That He’ll Worry as Much as His Old Man
Of every single person I know in the entire world, I’ve never met someone who worries as much as me.Â Â I just hope the little man doesn’t have the anxiety issues that I do.
That He’ll Be a Total Screw Up
No matter how much parenting you do you can’t control everything.Â And if my son winds up a junkie, degenerate, compulsive gambler or any other type of addict I’m gonna be pissed.Â Yeah I’ll have to deal with it but it’s definitely a fear of mine and one I’ll do everything in my power to stop.
That He’ll Just be Average
This one’s just my own thing.Â Â I have a very tough work ethic and if I see my son just striving to be average it’ll really piss me off.Â Â He’ll have whatever abilities his genes allow but if he’s not pushing it, I’ll be none too pleased.
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