But somewhere along the dad path I made a strategic shift – and if it were a bumper sticker that shift would read: “Shit Happens. Deal With It.”
One of the greatest gifts you can give your baby is a strong relationship between the two of you.
Becoming a new parent is about the journey, not the destination. You will evolve in your own time, in your own style, and in your own way.
A single mom’s time is extremely valuable. If she takes time to find and schedule a sitter as well as set aside $$ for that sitter, all to hang out with you, you must appreciate that.
I promise to be standing right in front you, cheering and shouting the best I could whenever you’re on-stage. I will be supportive.
The relationship you have when you’re dating is nothing like the one you have after you have kids.
So if you’re someone who is known to ask women why they don’t have kids please just stop. You may think it’s a harmless question, and to some women it certainly can be, but that’s not always the case.
Stop judging people. When you judge someone, not only you pinpoint a flaw in them, you depict your imperfections as well. Your kid might reciprocate your behavior and will consider themselves superior to everyone else
Today, watching this boy, a bold reminder of an answer I had in college resurfaces. Someone had asked me “Why do you want to teach special ed?” My reply resounds with me in this moment. “The reality is, to make a real difference for just one student, is enough reason for all of the trouble.”
I immediately laid eyes upon the old man who had been in the casket, up on his feet staggering in my direction like a zombie, just about 10 feet behind me. His yellow eyes shined like a cat’s in the night and his mouth slowly dropped open as he finished another clumsy step in my direction.