Happy Fathers Day

Today is fathers day and so far this has been a great one for me. I got to spend some time by myself which is something I don’t get very often. I spent most of my free time just sitting in my minivan thinking…

It’s been quite an interesting journey so far, being a father… I am blessed to have a great wife and two amazing kids. I am also thankful for my family, extended family, and friends who have helped support me/us in one way or another over the years.

I think that of ask the experiences in my life so far, being a father has changed me the most. By the time my kids are my age I imagine I will have changed so much that I could write a book about it, but who would want to read it?

One of the main changes that comes to mind is that I used to never hesitate to share my opinion, but now I tend to keep things to myself. For example, there are many things I’d like to say right now, but I am going to refrain from doing so for now. Why is that the case? Because i’m still growing and changing and in time I will be wiser than I am now which will probably change my opinion again and I will be left thinning of how silly I was to think and say such a foolish thing.

What am I blathering about?

Well, basically i’m trying to say that I hope my son and daughter learn quicker than I did to listen to their parents and not be so darn insistent on doing everything the hard way just because they can…

We all could stand to learn valuable lessons from our elders, if only we would just shut up and listen long enough to learn from their mistakes and benefit from their successes…

Alex

Alex is a professional web and mobile developer. He loves spending time with his wife and kids, and is still very much a kid at heart. He enjoys reading comic books, watching TV/Movies, playing video games, playing with action figures and Legos.

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2 thoughts on “Happy Fathers Day”

  1. Well said – it’s amazing how maturing fatherhood is. I appreciate my Dad so much more, and understand the lessons my parents tried to teach me so much better.

    With this attitude Alex, you will continue to be a great Dad! You’ve got Daddytude!

    1. Thank you Gary. I appreciate your feedback. Nice to know I’ve got Daddytude! 🙂

      I completely agree with your comment. Being a father myself has definitely given me a much greater appreciation and understanding of my parents. I try not to think about where I would be had I learned this lesson much sooner in life (mostly because I’m so thankful for my wife and kids I would hate for anything to change that part of my life), but it is tempting to wonder. It also makes me think if it is even possible (perhaps there is a way to guide my children to learn this lesson earlier?) or if it is just one of those things we can only learn by experience…

      Anyway, thanks again!

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