If you are new dad or soon to be dad, you hear a lot about the challenges that come with fatherhood:
Oh man you are never going to get any sleep
forget about going out with your friends anymore….
and the ever so positive… whoa kids are so expensive. You just wait.
Well I’m here to tell you that being a dad is incredible. There are many reasons why the journey is awesome, but I have narrowed it down to my 5 favorites things about being a dad. There is enough negativity going on in this world, let’s focus on some good stuff. Like being a father.
Your child thinks you’re superhero – well maybe not literally but pretty darn close. The way they look up to you, it’s an incredible feeling to have someone think you are that great. It’s a little bit of pressure sometimes but an amazing nonetheless.
Their hugs and kisses – When you come home from work and they run to see you and give you a big hug…there isn’t much that can top that. Parents are typically initiating affection more often than the child, but when they do, it is really pure.
When something you have been trying to teach them finally clicks – This can be from teaching them good manners and they actually say please and thank you on their own to them learning how to ride a bike and you letting go for the first time. These kind of moments are special and give you that warm and fuzzy feeling.
As I said in the beginning, being a dad is incredible. It’s also what you make of it. Be sure to enjoy the journey and know that your role as a father is so important. We are very grateful that you are part of Dad University.