May 15, 2012

36 Things I learned since becoming a Dad

(Daddy takes stock)

First half of the List can be found HERE.

So... let's continue, shall we? :)

19. Our children’s views of the world and its people are being shaped by us constantly.

20. Don't lock yourself in the house. There's a reason why the term madhouse was coined. Get out of the house, explore new places and let the kids create havoc OUTSIDE.

21. Travelling overseas together as a family can be tiring. But just as FUN. Which leads me to the next point.

22. Laundry is only created, never destroyed.

23. However, don’t neglect the spouse. Alone time with each other is equally important.

24. No one child is the same.

25. Children are like Spongebob Squarepants. Ok, just Sponges actually. Whatever you say or do, it gets stuck in their growing brains.

26. I am no Superman. But if you mess with my kids, I’ll Bite. Very. Hard.

27. Like how sugar attracts ants, children’s heads enjoy the same relationship with the floor.

28. Peace and quiet are not synonymous with children.  People say when the kids have grown and become independent, that I will miss this entire ruckus. I don’t believe them.

29. The house is always in a state of mess.

30. Children are always far more intelligent buggers than we give them credit for.

31. Whenever planning to go out with kids, think of the time it will take everyone to get ready and double it. Even then, we will still be late.

32. Spend whatever time I get with your children. They do grow up too fast for my liking.

33. My children get more presents than me, even on my Birthday.

34. Love can get you to do some things that you never imagined yourself doing. Like changing clothes for Barbie.

35. I am the most important man in Ale’s eyes, but my wife has the most important breasts.

36. Whatever people told you about Parenthood, they are all true!
A children’s joy is contagious. Children fill your house with love, joy, light, and happiness. Kids grow up so quickly. Cherish whatever stage in life they may be for Life is a gift. Becoming a parent will be the most fulfilling and enriching life experience that one will ever have. These clich├ęs are all true.

And when you finally understand it, it is because you are a Dad too.

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Unknown said...

I'm a new mom and I agree with #31, we're always late! Thanks for sharing these, love reading it :)

Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi Geraldine,

Thanks for dropping by our blog. Your Little Chuck is so very cute! Have fun in your new role as a Mum - you'll relish it I'm sure! :)

Unknown said...

Thanks daddy of Cheekiemonkies :)

Vincent said...

True that, all of that.

Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi Vincent,

Thanks for dropping by our blog!

Yes, it takes a Dad to know another. :)

Darren said...

Well said. I agree with you as I am a dad of three (2 girls, 1 boy) too. :)

Cheekiemonkies said...

Thanks Darren, for dropping by our blog! :)

LynZ Scott said...

All 36 points are sooooooo true! I love point 34 the most, it's very touching!

Cheekiemonkies said...

Thanks LynZ! :)

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