Essential experiences every dad should have Be terrified during labour Change A Diaper. No, change lots of them Be confused by children’s clothes Conquer fears ( yours or theirs) Take your child to work Teach your kid to drive
IN CELEBRATION of Father’s Day, we give you this must-do list of things you ought to experience in order to consider yourself a dad!
Men are unanimous: Watching a woman go through childbirth is a humbling, disorienting, frightening experience. But when you hold your child in your arms for the first time, it’s amazing. There are no words.
To enjoy taking care of children, you have to participate in the daily grind of it. There are no highlights of fatherhood without the hard work of fatherhood. Weird but true: One diaper change is a chore. One thousand diaper changes are a blessing.
This one’s for the wife. She will laugh when she comes home and you’ve dressed the baby in a bathing suit because you thought it was just a weird onesie, or you’ve put an older kid in her little sibling’s pants, which you mistook for shorts. Laughter keeps the family together!
There’s nothing quite like the experience of overcoming your own fear - or pretending to - in order to keep your kids from being afraid. Calmly plucking a gross, hairy bug off a toddler’s face is a milestone of adulthood. As is laying the groundwork so your kid won’t be scared by things you were scared of as a child.
Kids are fascinated by what you do when you’re not around.
Apparently, it’s universal worldwide: Dads are the ones to coach their children during first spin behind
Celebrate graduations and milestones, large and small
Make a big deal out of every accomplishment. It lets your kids know that their parents have their back and their family supports them.
Walk your daughter down the aisle
These days, marriage is on the wane worldwide and the daughter has probably left home long before she gets married, but that makes this special moment even more special.
Go on vacation (without paying)
Someday your child will grow up, get a job, realise how much you’ve done for him or her, and, if they’re in a position to do so, start footing the bill for family vacations, dinners and other events. Awesome!