As I celebrate my first Father’s Day today, I can’t help but think about how much my life has changed in the past eight months.
I certainly sleep a lot less. It’s a lot harder to spend time alone. Or with my wife. Or my friends. Or my family. Unless I am going to work, I don’t really leave the house without my wife and son. Everyone told me I would have to take on a lot more responsibility, but I don’t think I quite realized just how much work being a father would be.
Of course I wouldn’t change any of that. I am sure it will come
off as cliché, but being a father has changed me quite a bit. Just knowing you have someone that depends on you for absolutely everything would do that to almost anyone. Sure, my wife depends on me for some things
(and I depend on her for a lot more) but it’s just not the same.
There really is nothing like watching my son grow as he explores the world around him. It’s hard to believe how far he has come in the last eight months. He talks (sort of), he moves ( a lot), he sits up on his own and he even plays with the dog. I don’t know if I will ever stop being enthralled whenever he hits a milestone.
For now, I just try to do my best to get him anything he needs. I was never really a “kids person” so it has been a really big adjustment for me. But its an adjustment I am happy to make. I love my little guy and I can’t wait to help him grow into the best person he can be.
What are some of your memories of your father? What do you do to celebrate Father’s Day? Let us know!
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