Sharing is always good!

With our son’s first birthday now come and gone, it’s hard not to think about the future. 21 months ago, I had no idea what I was in for — and now I walk around Babies ‘r’ Us and feel like I am the wise sage sitting at the peak of the mountain waiting for weary travelers to ask for a piece of my wisdom. Things change — it’s inevitable.

I have said to the Wifey (again, pronounced “Whiffy”), that the relationship with my son will change. Not in a bad way, but in that way only sons and dads can understand. When he scrapes his knee, he will go to mommy. When he feels sick, he will go to mommy. When he is sad, he will go to mommy. She seems to think it won’t, but I know better. Good or bad, guys are just like that.

I want to teach him everything I have learned so that he can hit the ground running, but know that he won’t want to listen. I want to protect him to see him succeed; but how will he learn to pick himself up without falling along the way? He’s only one, but I know the things I do now will shape the person he will become.

Do I have a choice in the dad I will be as he grows? Or is it something innate that I cannot change? Time will certainly tell.

Sharing is always good!