Recently Lauren and I became parents to a beautiful baby boy, Mathias a.k.a. “Mighty Mathias, Buddy, Squirt, Mats”. We have suffered sleepless nights, frustration, absolute joy, and everything in between while learning how to take care of another human being. I had read up a little before Mats arrived but it seems like it all went out the window when I was holding a screaming baby in my arms, bouncing up and down, and wondering, “What the hell do I do?!”. Just as Mathias is learning about the world around him now, I am doing the same thing from practice and experience. My trials and tribulations being a father are sometimes not that funny to me but when I think about it later it is pretty damn hilarious.
So… it’s with this new section of the blog that I will mock myself and give you the chance to do the same with a glimpse into my adventures figuring out what I am doing as a dad. DADventures, get it? Yes, I know that I am not that original but originality is so last year or whenever someone found out that A and D connect both words! On top of all the witty commentary I will also bring my own take on how I have dealt with becoming a new parent and the resources I have used to get by in a somewhat sane manner.
Anyways, stay tuned for discussions about diaper changing, all the other bodily functions that come along with kids, links to helpful resources and hopefully hilarious videos like this!
Doesn’t being a parent seem fun? I’ll also dig down into my emo side and share all the changes in my life that don’t involve getting poop on my hands on a daily basis. That’s right, we’re going to talk about feelings gentleman. This is a safe place! I hope this can be a thoroughly entertaining view of life as a dad that can be used as a resource for those preparing to get in the trenches or those already standing with me. So stay tuned for more real dad tips and share some of your own in the comments. Us dads can use all the help we can get.