I thought typing out the title of this blog would make it seem more real, but it doesn't really, now does it? Things just flash by and nothing more so than life. My Son is two freaking years old! I cannot comprehend this. There was a time when I thought I would never have a family and I was fine with it. It wasn't that I didn't want it, I just didn't think I'd fall in love with someone who'd fall in love with me and want the same things.
Anyways, this is starting to sound like it's about me and I don't want that. My Son is amazing. He runs, climbs, swims, eats big boy foods, speaks phrases, gets possessive, has favorite things and opinions, and pretty much charms the pants off of everyone he comes into contact with. He is the best thing in the world and I hope I'm at least half the father he deserves. Right now he is napping with his cute mohawk, after playing with his new hockey sticks and net, while running around and yelling, "hockey key".
He is chaos and sweetness, all wrapped into a joyful bundle that spreads love with meaningful hugs and kisses. He's a good boy. I feel bad for punishing him when he does wrong because it is so rare. But he get's it and he learns and moves on. He's the best of us. I love him and I can't imagine life without him. Happy Birthday Chugs!!!
So, I'm actually going to do a Part 2 post on the Surprises of Fatherhood. It's been almost 6 months since I wrote the original post and now my son is almost 1 year old. Amazing! It's been one crazy ride with this little fellow. I'm sure there will be many more fatherhood surprises but here are the new ones I've discovered so far.
Dude, I'm tired.
Okay, this sounds stupid. Wow, you're a parent and you're tired? Join the club. The surprise here isn't that I'm tired, it's that it's a different type of tired. This isn't hangover tired, or no sleep tired, or I just ran a marathon tired, it's something completely different. And here I am lucky; my son sleeps a pretty normal schedule, maybe wakes up once in the night, takes naps, and I get 7 or 8 hours of sleep a night, sometimes 9. It's like a winning the Kiddo lottery! But I'm still tired. Taking care of someone wears you out and I do the least amount parenting work here. Thanks Wifey. But yeah, it's a different kind of tired, like a combo of sleeplessness and being stretched too thin.
As 2015 comes to a close, it's time for everyone to look back and review the past year. For me, it was a huge year as my Wife and I had our first child. It's been almost six months and I thought it would be fun to recount the surprises I've experienced as a first time father. I remember preparing for fatherhood in spurts. I read one book and scoured tons of blogs and articles on the net, including many titled "The Surprises of Fatherhood". But there were definitely some things that came out of nowhere.
Music, Food, Hockey, and Society through the eyes of a misanthrope named Quez Def.