Aug 29 2012
Didn’t I just mention yesterday how I wouldn’t be doing too many daddy articles? Well too bad. If that’s all I conjure up right now then that’s what I’m going to have to write about. 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? As far as life itself I think I’ve got it figured it out. In my opinion we have 5 lives. The life from 0-18, 18-22, 22 until marriage, marriage until children, and then becoming grandparents. Basically it’s childhood, high school, college, marriage, becoming a parent, and then grandparent. 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. When you have a child you’re put into “have to” mode so you don’t have much time to decide on taking action. For a nervous guy like me it’s actually a good thing. No time to think, just do. And boy has productivity just shot through the roof. 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. Had I had this focus prior to my kid I’d have been President by now. 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. It’s not that I wouldn’t be happy. It’s just that I never realized how unbelievable this little kid is. And honestly I don’t know what makes me feel that way. Perhaps it’s the whole miracle of life thing. Whatever it is, I just know that I’d do anything and everything for this kid. And boy if anyone ever even so much tried to hurt him? Murder wouldn’t even be a second thought for me.
Will I ever sleep?
Hey I’m not gonna lie. This article may sound like sunshine and rainbows but let’s face the facts. I ain’t sleeping normally again for at least the next 10-15 years. That’s just a fact of life I’m gonna have to get over. Doesn’t mean I like it though.
I never question anything, I just do
This falls in line with being a machine. When a baby cries, you react. If he poops. You react. If laundry has to be done, you do it. In my previous life I could put things off. With a baby you really cannot. Otherwise your house becomes a mess and you dig yourself a hole that can become too big to get out of. 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. You just can’t help it. All of a sudden you see other parents and how they take care of their kids. You either gain a ton of respect for them or start to loathe them. It’s just the way it is but it’s inevitable.
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