Sunday, June 15, 2008

Dad tip #57: Enjoy your first Father's Day

So, today was a great day! My wife (and my son, obviously) made my first Father's Day really special. I'm REALLY lucky and thankful to have them.

What made today extra nice is that there were absolutely no distractions from spending time with my wife and son. The entire focus of today was to enjoy being with both of them. No chores, no errands, no obligations, and no expectations. It's nice sometimes to just BE.

And also, it was nice to reflect on the amazing journey that the last six months comprised. Cheesy and cliché, but true.

Now that my son is down for the night, it's time to enjoy game five of the 2008 NBA Playoffs. My Celtics are up 3-1 on the Lakers and I'm prepared to go absolutely insane (in a good way) if they manage to close out the series tonight in LA. But I'll do it quietly so as not to wake my boy up.

Happy Father's Day!

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Welcome to daily advice for the new dad!

Welcome! I am the uber-proud father of the coolest four-month old kid the world has ever seen.

Those four months blew by in flash, but I feel like I learned so much stuff that I wish I'd known right at the start of fatherhood. Stuff like "what should I do if my kid poops on me while I'm changing his diaper?" (Or perhaps more importantly, "what shouldn't I do?")

And so, I plan on sharing one juicy tidbit a day for all you new dads out there. The disclaimer here, of course, is that I've only been a father for four months, so I'm just about as new as a new dad can get and still dole out advice for other new dads.

Take it all with a grain of salt and enjoy!

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