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eric3579 says...

Just that you are concerned about being a good father makes me think you will be.

robbersdog49 said:

My wife is 4 1/2 months pregnant with our first child. This song and video hit every insecurity I've got. I don't think anyone ever teaches you to be a dad, it's just in your blood. I hope I get it right...

robbersdog49 says...

Thank you

SDGundamX said:

You'll be fine. It's impossible to imagine what fatherhood will be like until you hold your son/daughter in your arms for the first time. I read a lot of books before my daughter was born, but the ones that helped the most weren't the ones that gave parenting advice, but instead the ones that explained the baby/child's development process.

My advice to an expecting father? You and your wife should enjoy your time together as much as possible right now. Go to the movies. Go out to dinner. See some concerts. Have lots and lots of sex while you still can. I was told by a friend that I wouldn't understand the meaning of "busy" until I had a child and looking back that was 100% correct. You and your wife won't have much alone-time (or any time for that matter) for the next couple of years unless you've got grandparents living nearby willing to babysit (we do, and even with that we're lucky if we get a once-a-month date night together).

SDGundamX says...

You'll be fine. It's impossible to imagine what fatherhood will be like until you hold your son/daughter in your arms for the first time. I read a lot of books before my daughter was born, but the ones that helped the most weren't the ones that gave parenting advice, but instead the ones that explained the baby/child's development process.

My advice to an expecting father? You and your wife should enjoy your time together as much as possible right now. Go to the movies. Go out to dinner. See some concerts. Have lots and lots of sex while you still can. I was told by a friend that I wouldn't understand the meaning of "busy" until I had a child and looking back that was 100% correct. You and your wife won't have much alone-time (or any time for that matter) for the next couple of years unless you've got grandparents living nearby willing to babysit (we do, and even with that we're lucky if we get a once-a-month date night together).

robbersdog49 said:

That's a powerful song, particularly with the backstory. He sees a world where all the other kids have their dad to take a lead from, but he's only got what, a memory? An idea? Nothing to lead him. Nothing to show him what to do.

"Come on, tell us who does?
Everyone knows
How babies are made
But no one knows
How fathers are made
Mister Know-it-All,
It's in our blood, that's it.

Should I suck this out of my thumb or what?
Tell me where I can find the answer.
It must be at least a thousand times that
I've sucked my fingers dry."


My wife is 4 1/2 months pregnant with our first child. This song and video hit every insecurity I've got. I don't think anyone ever teaches you to be a dad, it's just in your blood. I hope I get it right...

siftbot says...

Happy anniversary! Today marks year number 6 since you first became a Sifter and the community is better for having you. Thanks for your contributions!


pumkinandstorm says...

I really liked your comment. Your Mom is very lucky to be appreciated so much!

robbersdog49 said:

My mother is a biology teacher and all my life she's shown me how fascinating the natural world is. It's become a real interest for me and shapes the way I live my life. When I got married my wife and I went to kenya on safari and saw some of the most beautiful and incredible wildlife. I remembered seeing lions and elephants in the zoo with my mother telling me all about them, to see them for real in the wild was mind blowing. I vividly remember how much my mother would love to see Africa. She could make the creepy crawlies under a rotting log fascinating, I just thought how wonderful lions, leopards and so on would be for her.

She's worked hard all her life and provided very well for my brother and I, we had a great upbringing and great opportunities but they never left enough for themselves. So last year my wife and I took her to Zambia. Highlight of the trip was tracking a lioness on foot and getting to within about fifty yards of it. Being able to share the experience with her was awesome. We're lucky enough to be able to afford it and it's the best money I've ever, ever spent.

If you can, you really should spoil your mother. They deserve it

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