Aug 29 2012
Didn’t I just mention yesterday how I wouldn’t be doing too many daddy articles?Â Well too bad.Â If that’s all I conjure up right now then that’s what I’m going to have to write about.Â Besides, I feel like many of you men out there are my age and dealing with the same crap I am so whatever.
Besides, how often in your lives do you have a life changing event that really shows you what you’re made of?Â As far as life itself I think I’ve got it figured it out.Â Â In my opinion we have 5 lives.Â The life from 0-18, 18-22, 22 until marriage, marriage until children, and then becoming grandparents.Â Basically it’s childhood, high school, college, marriage, becoming a parent, and then grandparent.Â Â When each one ends, a new one begins and it’s as if you’re living a whole new life while the old one is retired.
And here are five things you realize once you hit the parenting stage…..
I’m a Machine
Before I had my child I wouldn’t say that I was lazy but I will say that I just didn’t realize what I was capable.Â When you have a child you’re put into “have to” mode so you don’t have much time to decide on taking action.Â For a nervous guy like me it’s actually a good thing.Â No time to think, just do.Â Â And boy has productivity just shot through the roof.Â Â Now when I do work it’s like I only have so much time so my focus is laser sharp and I get things done quicker.Â Â Had I had this focus prior to my kid I’d have been President by now.Â Â You really do kick it up a notch.
Didn’t know I could love something that much
I remember thinking when I first had my child how I wouldn’t even care all that much.Â It’s not that I wouldn’t be happy.Â It’s just that I never realized how unbelievable this little kid is.Â Â And honestly I don’t know what makes me feel that way.Â Perhaps it’s the whole miracle of life thing.Â Â Whatever it is, I just know that I’d do anything and everything for this kid.Â Â And boy if anyone ever even so much tried to hurt him?Â Murder wouldn’t even be a second thought for me.
Will I ever sleep?
Hey I’m not gonna lie.Â This article may sound like sunshine and rainbows but let’s face the facts.Â Â I ain’t sleeping normally again for at least the next 10-15 years.Â Â That’s just a fact of life I’m gonna have to get over.Â Â Doesn’t mean I like it though.
I never question anything, I just do
This falls in line with being a machine.Â Â When a baby cries, you react.Â If he poops.Â You react.Â If laundry has to be done, you do it.Â In my previous life I could put things off.Â Â With a baby you really cannot.Â Â Otherwise your house becomes a mess and you dig yourself a hole that can become too big to get out of.Â As much as I try not to be a robot, sometimes it’s the best thing for the child.
I either love you or hate you based on your parenting style
Having a child really makes you analyze other people.Â You just can’t help it.Â All of a sudden you see other parents and how they take care of their kids.Â You either gain a ton of respect for them or start to loathe them.Â It’s just the way it is but it’s inevitable.
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